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Wednesday, 24 July 1946

Occupation Force in Japan - -ReleaseKei Personnel. 3Ir. CHAMBERS;- As General MacArthur has made it clear that the wives of the Australian troops who form a portion of the occupation force in Japan, will be permitted to join their husbands, in that country, can the Minister for theArmy indicate to the House- how soon arrangements can. bc completed to enablethem to do so ? if:-. FORDE. - This matter was recently considered by LieutenantGeneva] Northcott Commander-in-Chief of the British Commonwealth Occupation Forces in Japan, who, ob hia return to Australia conferred with the Chief of the General Staff in Melbourne: The ^practicability of sending the wives of the Australian, troops to Japan. is now being investigated, bavins' regard to problems - of transport and accommodation, and a report will be made to me on the matter within the next few days. We have the fullest sympathy with the troops who desire their wives to join them in Japan, but many factors have to be taken into consideration before a decision can be made.

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