HC Deb 23 May 1950 vol 475 c1840
41. Mr. Langford-Holt

asked the Minister of Labour whether he will extend the rights in conection with paid leave afforded to National Service men under S.I., 1950, No. 308, to volunteers in the Reserve Forces.

Mr. Isaacs

The Statutory Instrument referred to does not afford National Service men any rights in connection with paid leave. Therefore, no question of extending these to volunteers arises.

Mr. Langford-Holt

Is the right hon. Gentleman satisfied, therefore, that volunteers, who are the best recruits to the Territorial Army are on exactly the same basis as the National Service men in every respect?

Mr. Isaacs

I think that the hon. Gentleman has either not got the actual position clear in his own mind or that he has not put it clearly in his Question. If he cares to have a talk to me afterwards, I will explain it to him.

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