HC Deb 27 June 1978 vol 952 cc455-6W
31. Mr. Kenneth Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for Defence whether he will consider special payments to Service personnel when, in the interests of the Service, they are requested to forgo time off or leave in order to carry out special service duties.

Dr. Gilbert

In general, the X factor is designed to cover the many differences between military and civilian life. The more extensive liability to duty in military life is fully taken into account in that context. Additionally, however, Service men who are prevented by the exigencies of their Service from taking their full leave entitlement are permitted to carry up to 14 days' leave over into the next leave year.

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