HC Deb 18 April 1940 vol 359 c1141W
Mr. G. R. Strauss

asked the Secretary of State for War whether leave is given to a member of the British Expeditionary Force in France on the death of a parent, particularly where he is the only son in the family?

Mr. Stanley

Leave is not given merely for the purpose of attending a funeral, but, if there were other reasons of an exceptional nature for the soldier's presence at home, the case would be considered on its merits.