HC Deb 11 March 1941 vol 369 c1133
13. Mr. Bellenger

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he can now make a statement on the question of granting extra tree travel warrants in the Army to conform with the facilities given in this respect to the other two Defence Services?

Captain Margesson

Yes, Sir. In consideration of the exceptional conditions of service in bomb-disposal units, I am about to issue instructions that members of these units will receive two free travel warrants for leave journeys during every period of six months' service with a bomb disposal unit, subject to an overriding maximum of four warrants in any period of 12 months. This maximum will not include existing entitlements to free warrants for sick leave and compassionate leave when homes have been seriously damaged by enemy action. This concession corresponds to those recently announced in respect of naval personnel serving afloat and Royal Air Force flying personnel, as it is felt that the conditions of service in bomb-disposal units are analogous from the point of view of exceptional hardship or danger.