HC Deb 14 July 1915 vol 73 cc812-3
12. Mr. R. MCNEILL

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War if he will take steps to provide that privates who have been on active service since the beginning of the War, or for a long period, and who, on account of sickness or otherwise, have been sent to the base, shall be given opportunities to return home on leave from the base for such periods as the exigencies of the Service may permit?


Leave is given at the discretion of the Field-Marshal Commanding-in-Chief to soldiers who have been on service for long periods, as far as the exigencies of the Service will permit.


Does that include leave from the base as well as from the actual front?


Yes, it does.