asked the Secretary of State for India, what are the conditions under which British soldiers serving in India are allowed to go on leave; and whether this is confined to leave in specified leave camps.
§ Mr. Amery
British soldiers in India are allowed to go on war leave up to a maximum of 28 days a year. This includes travelling time, but where individuals' families are resident in India an extension of the 28 days' is permitted to allow the individual to spend at least 24 days with his family. As regards the second part of the Question, British soldiers are allowed to make their own arrangements provided that they have relatives or friends to stay with or can show that they have reserved accommodation at a hotel or hostel. In all other cases leave is confined to leave in specified leave camps.