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Troops, Far East (Home Leave)

Volume 649: debated on Wednesday 22 November 1961

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asked the Secretary of State for War if he will arrange for more personnel of the Far East Land Forces to obtain United Kingdom leave during their tour of duty.

I fully recognise the importance of home leave for troops stationed in the Far East, but I regret that the heavy costs involved prevent my extending the existing arrangements, which generally allow one visit every two years for married men whose families are not with them.