MR. GIBSON BOWLES (Lynn Regis)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty, in view of the fact that naval officers employed at home are allowed six weeks' leave each year, while naval officers serving abroad are allowed two weeks' leave for each year of foreign service, and that the latter category of naval officers on their return from foreign service are often deprived of part or of the whole of the accumulated leave then due to them, whether he is prepared to sanction such a change in the Regulations as would enable officers so deprived of their leave, to take it at some later time, instead of its being, as at present, wiped off altogether?
§ THE CIVIL LORD OF THE ADMIRALTY (Mr. E. ROBERTSON,) Dundee
It is only in very rare cases that it is necessary to withhold the leave which has accumulated during foreign service, and when this happens it is for strong Service reasons. It is not proposed to alter the practice heretofore followed.