HC Deb 07 November 1939 vol 353 cc63-4W
Mr. Creech Jones

asked the Secretary of State for War whether officer cadets, in training a great distance from their homes, may be granted a week's leave during their training; and whether special consideration can be given for extended leave to all troops in this country during the Christmas and New Year season?

Mr. Hore-Belisha

Arrangements have been made for officer cadets to have a week's leave at Christmas, and it is anticipated that every cadet will have at least a week's leave at the end of the course of training.

As regards the second part of the question, so far as circumstances permit, the normal extended week-end leave will be given at Christmas and those who have not already had a week's leave during the current quarter will be allowed to take it at that season.