HC Deb 08 June 1939 vol 348 cc636-7W
Sir T. Moore

asked the Secretary of State for War whether, with the object of taking such action as may be necessary to remedy shortcomings next year, he will consider obtaining from Territorial soldiers at their annual camps a statement as to whether they have in any cases suffered any loss through the refusal of their employers to grant pay or normal holidays?

Sir V. Warrender

Such cases are reported to the War Office from time to time, but, as my hon. and gallant Friend is aware, there is no statutory power to compel employers to grant extra leave for Territorial annual camps. Employers are relied on to do everything in their power to facilitate Territorial recruiting and training.