§ Mr. SUMMERSBY
asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office the periods of service without home leave of the lower ranks in the Army at overseas stations in the Mediterranean; and whether leave to visit their homes can be given to these men every year?
§ Mr. HACKING
Home leave is granted to soldiers, with free passages for themselves and their families, after they have served abroad for six years continuously. Commanding officers have discretion to grant home leave at other times provided that no cost falls on Army Funds. I regret that it would not be practicable to allow soldiers to come home each year.