HC Deb 24 May 1916 vol 82 c2099

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War if he is aware of the fact that some units in France, e.g., the 3rd London Brigade of the Royal Field Artillery, have had no leave for eight months, whilst other units have had leave twice within that period; and whether arrangement will be made for a fairer distribution of leave amongst soldiers at the front, so as to remove the sense of grievance felt amongst them?


I can only refer my hon. Friend to previous answers which I have given on this matter. It is one within the discretion of the General Officer Commanding - in - Chief. What might appear to my hon. Friend to be an arrangement calling for some explanation would not so appear to him if he were acquainted with all the military exigencies.