13. Colonel THORNE
asked the President of the Board of Agriculture whether any arrangements are being made to get Home-service men leave in the various parts of the agricultural centres to help with the agricultural work; and if any arrangements have been made to grant leave to those soldiers who own small plots of land to enable them to cultivate it?
§ Mr. PROTHERO
Agricultural furlough not exceeding four weeks may be granted by Commanding Officers of units at home to men required for any kind of farm or market garden work who can be spared from military duty. Under arrangements recently made, the War Office are endeavouring to trace all men below Category A who have had agricultural experience with a view to transferring them to Agricultural Companies for work on the land.