Overseas Funerals (Attendance of Relatives)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Defence – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 3 December 1969.

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Photo of Mr Roy Hattersley Mr Roy Hattersley , Birmingham Sparkbrook 12:00, 3 December 1969

That is a good suggestion, and it will be ensured. I hope that the hon. Gentleman realises from the letter whioh he had from my hon. Friend the Under-Secretary for Defence for the Army that the shortcoming in this case wat not the rules which govern the transit of next of kin; it was simply a breakdown in the arrangements, for which the Army and the Ministry of Defence are very sorry.