HC Deb 20 June 1922 vol 155 c1010
13. Mr. BRIANT

asked the Secretary of State for War if all soldiers on discharge are entitled to a month's leave on full pay?

The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the WAR OFFICE (Lieut.-Colonel Stanley)

Under the Regulations at present in force, any soldier who is transferred to the Reserve, or who is discharged on the termination of his engagement and not for misconduct or physical unfitness may be granted 28 days' leave on full pay if this leave can be taken before the date on which he is due for such transfer or discharge.

Captain Viscount CURZON

Is this leave in all cases possible where men come home from India who have been kept out there compulsorily for about a year over their time?

Lieut.-Colonel STANLEY

Every attempt is made to give leave where it can be taken before the date of transfer or discharge.

Viscount CURZON

In other cases, is some advantage given to the man in lieu of the 28 days' leave?

Lieut.-Colonel STANLEY

No. This is not a right of the man, but a privilege.