HC Deb 12 August 1919 vol 119 c1082

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that, on the signing of the Armistice, many Infantrymen were transferred to the Postal Section of the Army of the Black Sea; whether these men have had no leave since they went overseas; whether, being Derby men and entitled to retention with the Army of Occupation, they are entitled to a period of furlough; whether ho is aware that the Assistant-Director of Postal Services declines to sanction any leave and says he will decline absolutely to accept any allotment for leave which may be offered to him on be half of these men, although they have been overseas without leave for periods of two and a half and three years; and whether he will make immediate inquiries into the conditions of the men in Constantinople, Salonika, Batum, and Bucharest with a view to the removal of this ground of complaint?

Captain GUEST

I am making inquiries, and will write to the hon. Member in due course.