§ 27. Captain FALCON
asked the Secretary of State for War if soldiers who have served a long period overseas during the War without leave are entitled to seven days or any additional leave for every six months so served abroad without leave; and whether, if they are so entitled, facilties will be given to ensure that these men are now granted this extra leave?
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
The period of demobilisation furlough has been fixed at twenty-eight days in all cases. This furlough is additional to the one month's time-expired leave granted to warrant officers, non-commissioned officers and men under Army Council Instruction 851 of 1918, if entitled to the same on termination of engagement and retention with the Colours under the Military Service Acts. Careful consideration has been given, to the question of granting additional furlough or of a bonus in lieu in the cases suggested, but I regret it has been found impossible to depart from the existing Rules.