HC Deb 28 February 1918 vol 103 cc1569-70W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War what arrangements have been made for the conveyance of soldiers arriving home on leave in those districts where there are no train facilities and long delays occur ; whether, in the case of men arriving at Llandudno Junction late on Saturday night and early Sunday morning, he has been able to arrange for a train; and, if not, whether he proposes to deal with all such cases by the provision of other suitable vehicles?


Orders have already been issued in France with a view to leave being arranged so as to obviate these delays, and similar instructions are now being issued at home. It is hoped that the cases referred to at Llandudno Junction will not recur.


asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether he will consider the advisability of granting leave in especially hard cases?


Existing instructions provide for short leave being given to meet exceptional cases, and I can assure my hon. and gallant Friend that all such cases receive sympathetic consideration in so far as the military exigencies of the Service permit,