HC Deb 25 July 1956 vol 557 cc46-7W
87. Mr. Knox Cunningham

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty the reasons for the delay in replying to a request contained in a letter from the hon. Member for South Antrim, dated 2nd July, that the period of leave of a certain rating, of whom particulars have been supplied, should start before the due date of 30th July in order that his marriage might take place on 28th July; and if he will now grant the request.

Mr. Ward

I have already written to my hon. Friend explaining why this request cannot be granted. To enable the request to be properly considered, it was necessary to obtain a report from the man's commanding officer, and there was no undue delay either on the part of the commanding officer or within the Admiralty.

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