HC Deb 20 January 1953 vol 510 cc14-5W
84. Mr. Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for War if he will give an assurance that, subject to the necessity of maintaining the essential services, all officers and other ranks in the Army will he allowed leave to enable these Service men and women to celebrate the Coronation of Her Majesty during Coronation week.

Mr. J. R. H. Hutchison

Coronation day will be treated as a military holiday except for those who are required for essential services or to participate in the Coronation in London or in local celebrations.