§ Mr. R. C. Morrison
asked the Secretary of State for War whether instructions will be issued to increase the percentage of men on leave weekly, and thus enable all members of a unit to have four leaves per year?
§ Mr. Sandys
I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer given to my hon. Friend the Member for Normanton (Mr. T. Smith) on 3rd July, of which I am sending him a copy. The existing arrangements which are based on the operational requirement that not more than 10 per cent, of a unit shall be absent at any time, are normally sufficient to enable four periods of seven days' leave to be taken in the year.