HC Deb 20 February 1946 vol 419 cc256-7W
Mr. Medland

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty why officers retired three months before 8th May, 1945, were, unless invalided, deprived of the whole of the 56 days' leave with full pay awarded to officers on demobilisation, while officers who retired a few days before 8th May were given only 28 days' leave; and, having regard to the fact that many of these officers were recalled for active service in the early days of the war, if he will review the circumstances with a view to their being given the full 56 days of leave with pay.

Mr. Alexander

Naval officers retired for reasons other than invaliding received 28 days' leave after October, 1942, and 42 days' leave after October, 1944. With regard to the second part of the Question, I have nothing to add to the reply given to my hon. Friend, the Member for Broxstowe (Mr. Cocks), by the Financial Secretary to the Treasury on 27th March last.

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