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National Service Men, Germany (Marriages)

Volume 498: debated on Tuesday 1 April 1952

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asked the Secretary of State for War how many National Service men have married German girls in Germany.

Statistics available cover all men whose marriages with German women have been approved. These total 7,584 since 1947. To find out how many were National Service men would need a good deal of time and effort.

Will the Minister say if these men are provided with married quarters and treated in every respect in the same way as other married men?

They join the queue for married quarters in the same way as any other soldier, but we take special steps to see that the fact that they have married a German wife does not give them special privileges in being given married quarters.