HC Deb 14 June 1920 vol 130 c901W

asked the Secretary of State for War when private soldiers who are now on military missions in Russia will be allowed to come home; and is he aware that there are men on such missions who served throughout the War and have not been home since 1914?


The last party of the former British military mission in Siberia is now on its way home. All soldiers who are serving with the mission in the Crimea are men who have definitely volunteered to stay there. Special leave arrangements, by which soldiers could get leave after six months' service with the mission, were in force, and any soldier who wished to do so could avail himself of it. If the right hon. Member will give me details of any case where a man has been away from home since 1914, and has not been able to obtain leave, I will look into the matter.