HC Deb 24 October 1944 vol 404 cc6-7
16. Sir G. Jeffreys

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that cases have occurred of officers, after having been warned for service with the C.M.F., being asked by the Adjutant-General's branch of his department to sign a document disclaiming any right to come home for three years; whether he is aware that in some cases this request has been made to officers who have already served abroad for six years and upwards with only brief periods at home; and whether he will cause the practice of making such requests to be discontinued.

Sir J. Grigg

I am not aware of any such practice and if my hon. and gallant Friend will send me particulars of the cases he has in mind they will certainly be examined.

22. Sir G. Jeffreys

asked the Secretary of State for War whether, in view of the probable reopening of leave for the Forces overseas in the not far distant future, he is satisfied that suitable accommodation will be available for all ranks who may be on leave in London.

Sir J. Grigg

I wish I could be as certain as my hon. and gallant Friend that it will shortly be possible to institute a system of ordinary leave for officers and men serving overseas in addition to the repatriation scheme now operating. I can, however, assure him that the ques- tion of hostel accommodation is not being overlooked.

Sir G. Jeffreys

Would my right hon. Friend do his utmost to see that accommodation is earmarked and is made available, against the time when large numbers of troops will be coming on leave?

Sir J. Grigg

I have already done so.