§ 27. Mr. E. Johnson
asked the Secretary of State for War why pay and ration allowance is not granted to reservists who have been given leave on compassionate grounds.
§ Mr. Johnson
Is my right hon. Friend aware that a case was brought to my notice in which a reservist, when being sent on leave because of the very serious illness of his mother, was told by his commanding officer that he could not have the pay or ration allowance given to reservists? Will my right hon. Friend look into the matter if I send him the particulars?
§ Mr. Beswick
Does not the right hon. Gentleman agree that in most employments, if a man has two or three days off work because of sickness, he is paid, and would it not be better to extend this practice to all these cases?