HC Deb 07 February 1945 vol 407 c2079W
Sir C. Edwards

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that the newspapers which the men overseas get say that all men who went over on D-Day would have seven days' leave by February; and in view of the dissatisfaction prevailing because these reports having mislead their relatives at home and disappointed the men, what steps he is taking to make it clear that the promised leave will not be completed for many months to come.

Mr. A. Henderson

I know of no official announcement which promised leave by February for men who went over to France on D-Day. I have seen reports to this effect in the Press, but so far as I am aware they are without foundation. In this connection I would refer my right hon. Friend to the reply given by my right hon. Friend yesterday in answer to a number of hon. Members.