§ Mr. Lindsay
asked the Secretary of State for Air what is the total number of officers and other ranks, separately and men only, who applied far compassionate leave during 1943 and the first six months of 1944, respectively; and the percentage of requests granted in each case.
§ Sir A. Sinclair
The authority to grant compassionate leave is delegated to Commands and subordinate formations. I regret, therefore, that the information could not be obtained without a very large amount of administrative effort which I could not impose on my Department and Commands at the present time.