§ 27. Brigadier-General Clifton Brown
asked the Secretary of State for War whether he can make any statement on the position of Members of Parliament under King's Regulations, paragraph 530, who are called up for service under the Reserve and Auxiliary Forces Act, 1939?
§ Mr. Hore-Belisha
Hon. Members who are called up for service under the Reserve and Auxiliary Forces Act will be given leave to attend to their Parliamentary duties both in the House and in their constituencies. The case of a by-election or of a General Election could be dealt with, if it arose, by release from service.
Will the right hon. Gentleman somehow make it known that hon. Members of the House who are away with their Territorial or other units are not, as the Opposition would make out, on pleasure?