§ Mr. P. WHITE
asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether Bernard Tuite, No. 1980, A Company, 57th Battalion, Australian Infantry Forces, a native of Oldcastle, county Meath, who was many years in Australia before he joined in January, 1916, and who has since been in Egypt and England, and has been on active service in France since October last, will be allowed leave of absence to visit his aged mother in Oldcastle?
§ Mr. MACPHERSON
As hon. Members have often been informed, leave is a question for the Commander-in-Chief in France, and the War Office cannot interfere with his discretion.