HC Deb 03 August 1943 vol 391 c2075
37. Mr. John Dugdale

asked the Secretary of State for War whether troops returning from overseas after one or more year's service may be given a longer period of leave than 14 days?

Sir J. Grigg

Yes, Sir. Officers and men who are remaining in the Service will in future be granted the following periods of disembarkation leave: For those with less than 2 years' continuous service abroad 14 days; with 2 years, but less than 4 years' continuous service abroad 21 days; with 4 years or more continuous service abroad 28 days. Similar rules will apply in the R.A.F.

Mr. Dugdale

May I ask when these excellent new regulations come into practice, arid can the right hon. Gentleman say whether they will also cover, the Navy?

Sir J. Grigg

The naval authorities do not propose to alter their existing regulations. The Order was promulgated on 30th July.