HC Deb 21 November 1950 vol 481 c193
43. Mr. Douglas Houghton

asked the Secretary of State for War what special arrangements he is making for Christmas leave to be granted to soldiers in Germany who would have been home on demobilisation but for the extension of military service by a further six months.

Mr. Strachey

The number of soldiers who can be granted home leave from Germany at any one time is dependent on the number who can be spared and the number of passenger vacancies which are available. In granting Christmas leave, I think it would be wrong to discriminate between the soldiers in question and their comrades in Germany.