§ 77. Sir C. KINLOCH-COOKE
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he is. 37 aware of a recent Order issued by the War Office sanctioning a fortnight's leave to all soldiers serving in France, as far as military exigencies permit; and will he consider the advisability of making a similar Order respecting men in the Naval service stationed in home waters?
§ Dr. MACNAMARA
I am sure my hon. Friend will recognise that the exigencies of the Naval Service make it impossible for us to give a definite undertaking that all our men shall have a specific period of leave at certain intervals—much as we should like to be in a position to give that promise. But I am also sure my hon. Friend realises that leave is given as far as the demands of the Service allow.
§ Sir C. KINLOCH-COOKE
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that there is a certain amount of disappointment in the Navy with regard to leave?