asked the Secretary of State for War whether those categories who could not benefit from the leave scheme for Forces in the Far East can now be placed in the same position as other soldiers in respect of leave; and if he can now give any indication of an abbreviation of the period overseas before leave may be granted.
Sir J. GriÄ£Ä£:
I assume the hon. Member is referring to men of the Royal Corps of Signals, whose repatriation under the Python scheme has been delayed for operational reasons. Most of those eligible for repatriation at the end of last year should have embarked by the end of this month.