HC Deb 10 January 1916 vol 77 cc1293-4W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War if he can see his way to recommend that soldiers engaged in military operations in the Dardanelles should, with due regard to military requirements, be granted sufficient leave to enable them to visit this country?


This privilege can only be granted by the General Officer Commanding the Forces in the Mediterranean, and must obviously depend upon the exigencies of the military situation. The troops removed from the Gallipoli Peninsula will be given rest, but to bring them to this country on leave would obviously be a large, difficult, and costly undertaking.