HC Deb 31 July 1941 vol 373 c1540W
Mr. Riley

asked the Secretary of State for War what arrangements exist for leave for those soldiers who have now been in Egypt and the Middle East for the past two years?

Mr. Sandys

I am afraid that in present circumstances it is not practicable to grant leave to this country from the Middle East, but local leave can be given at the discretion of the military authorities.