§ Major NALL
asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that his officers are counting the day on which a soldier is demobilised as one of the twenty-eight days to which he is entitled as furlough; whether he is aware that men are frequently demobilised late in the day; and whether he will issue instructions that only days which are free from military duty or attendance shall be counted as part of the demobilisation furlough?
§ Mr. ILLINGWORTH
The practice in the Post Office is to count the date shown on the protection certificate as the first of the twenty-eight days' demobilisation furlough. I am consulting the War Office as to the continuance of this practice.