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Repatriated Men (Reposting)

Volume 416: debated on Tuesday 20 November 1945

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asked the Secretary of State for War if he is aware that men who have served for 3½ years in the Far East are being posted to the continent of Europe only six weeks after their repatriation; and if he will re-establish a minimum of three months' home service in such cases, especially in view of the severity of the winter climate in Europe.

I regret I cannot increase the minimum period, which was reduced from three months for the reasons given in my reply on 13th November to my hon. and gallant Friend the Member for Stafford (Captain Swingler).