HC Deb 11 March 1942 vol 378 cc1059-60
48. Sir John Mellor

asked the Prime Minister whether, for the greater con- venience of all concerned and to economise in transport, an option will be given to officers and men of the Forces, whenever operational conditions permit, to have longer periods of leave at correspondingly longer intervals?

Mr. Attlee

I understand such option has already been made available to officers and men in the Army and to the ground staff of the Royal Air Force. As my hon. Friend is aware, sea-going conditions are not comparable, for seagoing personnel must take their leave when they can.