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Desertion And Over-Stayed Leave

Volume 415: debated on Tuesday 30 October 1945

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asked the Secretary of State for War if he will state approximately the number of charges for desertion and over-staying their leave among troops in this country during 1944.

:The figures asked for are not available, but information is available as to the number of actual convictions under Courts-Martial for absence and desertion in the United Kingdom from February to August, 1944; these amounted to approximately one per thousand of the total strength.