§ Mr. NEEDHAM
asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether a promise of one month's leave was made to men of the 45th Provisional Battalion when signing for Imperial Service; whether he is aware of the grievance felt owing to the withdrawal of the promise; and, if so, will he arrange for the leave to be given to those soldiers who have signed for Imperial Service?
§ Mr. TENNANT
A furlough of one month was sanctioned for certain home service non-commissioned officers and men in the Territorial Force in order to induce 441W them to accept foreign service. The further grant of it was withdrawn on the 4th February in the case of any non-commissioned officer or man coming under the provisions of the Military Service Act, 1916.