§ 47. Mr. Kirby
asked the Prime Minister whether the Government will consider the desirability of granting temporary release to men and women of the Armed Forces for the purpose of contesting vacancies on local authorities in the same manner as personnel are temporarily released to contest Parliamentary by-elections.
§ Mr. Attlee
Local Government elections are not now held. When these elections are resumed the Service Departments will consider what facilities should be granted to Service personnel who wish to contest for vacancies.