HC Deb 22 June 1966 vol 730 cc68-9W
66. Mr. Frank Allaun

asked the Secretary of State for Defence what was the acreage of Army-held land in 1951 and today; what was the acreage of land per man in the Army, and per man in the Army stationed in Great Britain, respectively, at those dates.

Mr. Reynolds

This Answer involves a number of statistics, and the following are the relevant figures:

Service men travelling on leave to and from Northern Ireland have had to do so by air because of the seamen's strike; and whether he will compensate them for the extra expense involved;

(2) whether, during the period of the seamen's strike when it is impossible for Service men to travel on leave to and from Northern Ireland by sea, he will extend the free travel warrants to cover the full fare.

Mr. J. P. W. Mallalieu

I understand that sea travel is still feasible, though personnel are advised to travel mid-week. It has always been permissible to send compassionate cases by air if necessary, and other special cases have been allowed during the strike. Those who make private arrangements for air travel do so at their own expense; I regret that I have no information about the numbers involved.