HC Deb 01 November 1945 vol 415 cc780-1W
Lieutenant W. Shepherd

asked the Secretary of State for War if he will consider increasing to 33⅓the percentage of Servicemen in Great Britain allowed Christmas leave, in order that commanding officers may ensure that prisoners of war and others who have not spent Christmas at home for some years, have the opportunity this year.

Mr. Lawson

No, Sir. The travel facilities impose a limit to the numbers who can proceed on leave at any one time. As regards the particular cases mentioned I would refer the hon. and gallant Member to the reply I gave on 23rd October to a similar Question by my hon. Friend the Member for Sparkbrook (Mr. Shurmer).