HC Deb 24 October 1944 vol 404 c12
29. Colonel Sir A. Lambert Ward

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he will consider the possibility of introducing a system of short leave on the lines of the last war for men fighting on the Western Front and also arrange for the necessary transport, train and boat, to enable the leave to be spent at their homes.

Sir J. Grigg

I would refer my hon. and gallant Friend to the statement I circulated on 26th September in answer to a number of hon. Members, and to the statement I made on the Adjournment on 12th October.

Mr. Bellenger

As that answer, I think, dealt with short leave—48 hoursgcould the right hon. Gentleman give privilege leave of seven days at least, which is, I think, implied in the Question, so that men of the British Liberation Army could come home?

Sir J. Grigg

My answer dealt with the question of leave generally, and was not in relation to short leave or any other period of leave.