HC Deb 15 May 1918 vol 106 c336
34. Colonel W. THORNE

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War if he is aware that there is a great deal of dissatisfaction existing amongst the relatives of soldiers who are serving with the Armies in Egypt because they are not able to get any furlough; and if he is prepared to make representations to the commanding officers, with a view to getting a furlough for some of the men who have been out there for some time?


asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether the position of affairs now make it possible to give leave to men serving in Egypt, especially to those who have not been home for two years or upwards?


I would refer my hon. Friends to the answer which I gave-yesterday to my hon. Friend the Member for the Houghton-le-Spring Division. I am sure that the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief is taking steps to ensure that the claims of those who have been longest with the force receive every consideration.