§ MR. DILLWYN (Swansea, Town)
asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether a military officer, whatever his rank, serving in India, can obtain leave of absence for three months on urgent private affairs; and, whether a member of the Executive Council of Bombay can obtain leave of absence on urgent private affairs for three months?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR INDIA (Sir JOHN GORST) (Chatham)
(who replied) said: Any military officer in India, except a Commander-in-Chief, can obtain, if the exigencies of the Service permit, three months' leave on urgent private affairs. A member of the Executive Council of Bombay cannot obtain such leave; but he can obtain six months' sick leave, if necessary.