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Volume 415: debated on Tuesday 30 October 1945

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asked the Secretary of State for War whether hewill ensure that all soldiers in the B.A.O.R. are granted a second period of home leave before any soldier is granted a third period.

The leave vacancies are necessarily allotted to formations and units, and it would be impracticable to attempt to ensure that all the leave rosters operated identically in that particular respect. Within the units themselves soldiers will not normally be sent home for their third leave before the second leaves have been cleared, though there are occasions where individuals are delayed.

asked the Secretary of State for War why the 21st Army Group instruction of a weekly day off, and 72 hours'short leave has been cancelled for personnel at 114 Rail-feeding Point, B.A.O.R.

The weekly day off was suspended in October because of an effort to clear off overdue privilege leave. About 20 per cent, of the unit are now on privilege leave. It is hoped to restore the day off in November. The 72-hour short leave has not been cancelled. The vacancies allotted during October are reasonable for a unit of that size.