HC Deb 21 January 1953 vol 510 cc38-9W
86. Mr. Lewis

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty if he will give an assurance that, subject to the necessity of maintaining the essential services, all officers and other ranks in the Royal Navy will be allowed leave to enable these Service men and women to celebrate the Coronation of Her Majesty during Coronation week.

Mr. J. P. L. Thomas

It is intended that officers and men should be given every opportunity in the way of leave to participate in observances and festivities on Coronation Day. Those who have to remain on board for duty or who are required for duty in connection with local civic Coronation observances will be compensated by the grant of a day's leave on the following or subsequent days.