HC Deb 10 March 1920 vol 126 c1299W

asked the Secretary of State for War whether Captain E. W. Saxon, late Royal Army Ordnance Corps, has been refused pay and allowances in respect of the one day's leave for every two days' service granted to officers serving on the West Coast of Africa on the grounds that he was sent back for demobilisation; and whether, seeing that Captain Saxon's services were compulsorily retained in the interests of the Army until last month and that he needs leave to recuperate in the same way as any Regular officer after a sojourn in West Africa, he can see his way to treat Captain Saxon in a fairer spirit by giving him the pay and allowances in respect of the leave which he has earned but has been debarred from by being demobilised immediately on his return to England?


Under no circumstances are officers granted leave prior to demobilisation, and as Captain Saxon's services were no longer required, I regret that he was not entitled to any leave for service on the West Coast. He was correctly dealt with in being demobilised immediately on arrival in the United Kingdom.