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Officers (Special Leave)

Volume 416: debated on Thursday 12 April 1945

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asked the Secretary of State for War why officers serving at home can obtain leave for interviews in connection with advertised public posts requiring specialised qualifications and officers serving in Germany cannot; and whether he will review this position.

Special leave for such interviews is not allowed but there is nothing to prevent individuals from fixing appointments during ordinary leave or on rest days. Personnel serving at home are bound to have an advantage in this respect, and those in B.A.O.R. are similarly better off than those who are further a field.