asked the Secretary of State for War whether he has any statement to make on the granting of compassionate leave from the Middle East.
§ Mr. Sorensen
asked the Secretary of State for War if he has considered the communication forwarded to him on behalf of women relatives of troops now fighting overseas who were domiciled in Leyton and district; if he will state the arrangements for repatriation on domestic grounds of many soldiers in Cairo; how many applications from troops overseas had been received for this purpose; and whether similar consideration to those in Cairo are likely to be extended to troops in the Far East.
§ Sir J. Grigg
I have nothing at present to add to the reply I gave a number of hon. Members last Tuesday.