HC Deb 23 July 1941 vol 373 c897W
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.