HC Deb 01 December 1953 vol 521 cc932-3
17. Mr. Emrys Hughes

asked the Secretary of State for War what Christmas leave is to be given to soldiers now in British Guiana.

Mr. Head

So far as military duties permit, Christmas and New Year's Day will be holidays. The question of local leave is difficult, but those who get private invitations will get leave whenever possible.

Mr. Hughes

Does that mean that the Scottish soldiers and the Welsh Fusiliers in Guiana are not to be allowed home for Christmas? Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that they are now afraid that they will be sent to Buganda, and that if the Colonial Secretary is going to mess up things in all parts of the world, the Scottish soldiers will never come home?