HC Deb 12 February 1920 vol 125 cc245-6W

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether ho is aware that a man serving in the Royal Navy under an engagement which terminated after 31st December, 1919, is held not to be entitled on demobilisation to 28 days' leave with rations and allowances, whereas a man who was discharged prior to 31st December, 1919, is entitled to such leave and rations and allowances, and whether he will take steps to remove this difference of treatment.


Active service ratings discharged subsequent to 31st December, 1919, owing to expiration of engagement, will receive twenty-eight days' leave with pay and allowances on discharge. Such men are entitled to this benefit up to the official date of the termination of the war period. The misunderstanding on the point arises out of a misreading of Admiralty Orders, and a further Order will shortly be issued with a view to making the matter clear.