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Leave (Equestrian Events)

Volume 114: debated on Tuesday 7 April 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence to what extent leave is granted to (a) officers, (b) warrant officers, (c) non-commissioned officers, and (d) other ranks with regard to participation in equestrian events.

When applying for leave under normal rules, personnel are not required to state the purpose for which they wish to take leave. Special leave may exceptionally be granted to officers and other ranks in certain circumstances, for example when an individual has been selected to represent his country at a competitive sport.