HC Deb 06 March 1940 vol 358 cc365-6
27. Mr. Gallacher

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he is aware that, during the last war, naval men stationed at Scottish bases and living in England were allowed extra leave to those living in Scotland; whether the same system is operating now; and whether he will consider granting an extra day's leave to Scottish naval man stationed at English ports to cover the time lost in travelling home?

The First Lord of the Admiralty (Mr. Churchill)

Men in sea-going ships and remote bases are given the maximum amount of leave, which war allows. It is not practicable to lay down fixed allowances of leave, but extra time will be allowed for travelling whenever possible. This applies to men serving in English waters whose homes are in Scotland as well as to men serving in Scottish waters whose homes are in England.