HC Deb 31 July 1941 vol 373 cc1540-1W
Mr. Riley

asked the Secretary of State of War what is the position of those soldiers who enlisted in the Regular Army before the passing of the Military Service Act of 1939 and whose term of enlistment has now expired; are such men automatically retained in the Forces; and, if so, are they entitled to a leave on the expiry of their period of enlistment?

Mr. Sandys

Under the Military and Air Forces (Prolongation of Service) Act, 1939, the term of service of members of the Regular Army and the Army Reserve is deemed not to expire until the end of the emergency. Soldiers retained with the colours under that Act are not entitled to any special leave on the expiry of their period of enlistment.

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