HC Deb 03 February 1942 vol 377 c1024
2. Mr. Moelwyn Hughes

asked the Secretary of State for War how much leave is granted to men upon their return to this country after escaping from captivity on the Continent?

Captain Margesson

On reaching this country, escaped British prisoners of war are granted 21 days' leave.

Mr. Hughes

Is the Minister satisfied that that leave is sufficient, when in some cases these men have undergone months of hardship before they have been able to find their way to this country?

Captain Margesson

Yes, Sir, by and large, I think that 21 days are sufficient.

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