HC Deb 20 December 1945 vol 417 cc1663-4W
Mr. Pritt

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that the commanding officer of the military hospital at Catterick issued an order on 23rd November, 1945, that privilege leave during Christmas and the New Year period would only be granted in normal turn, namely only 7½per cent. of the personnel; and whether, as this is in contradiction of the policy announced on that day, he will have this order cancelled and see that the personnel involved, many of whom have been overseas for four years and some of whom are ex-prisoners of war from Japan, are treated in accordance with that policy.

Mr. Bellenger

The order in question was issued before the revised arrangements were notified. It has since been superseded by the grant of privilege leave in accordance with the policy outlined by my right hon. Friend.