HC Deb 02 July 2003 vol 408 c320W
Mr. Jenkins

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has to compensate armed forces personnel for unused periods of leave. [122815]

Mr. Ingram

Leave policy is kept under continual review by the Services. Individuals are actively encouraged to take their full leave entitlement in the year of allocation. If however, due to a high level of operational commitments personnel are unable to take their full leave entitlement there is flexibility within the system and procedures are in place to allow a proportion of the untaken annual leave to be carried forward into the next leave year.