HC Deb 28 January 1942 vol 377 cc737-8W
Major Thorneycroft

asked the Secretary of State for Air (1) whether he is aware of the dissatisfaction which exists among sailors, soldiers and airmen at Park Prewitt Hospital, Basingstoke, due to their unequal treatment in respect of leave between operations of a plastic nature; and what steps he has taken, and proposes to take, in order to reach an agreed and uniform policy with the other two Service Departments concerned;

(2) what arrangements exist for the granting of leave, other than privilege or compassionate leave, to airmen between operations of a plastic nature at Park Prewitt Hospital, near Basingstoke; and whether such arrangements are proving satisfactory?

Sir A. Sinclair

Airmen at Park Prewitt Hospital are between operations granted whatever periods of sick leave are recommended by the surgeon-in-charge. I am not aware of any dissatisfaction and I do not consider that any change in this arrangement is called for.