Escaped Prisoners of War (Leave).

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army. – in the House of Commons on 3rd February 1942.

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Photo of Mr Ronw Hughes Mr Ronw Hughes , Carmarthen

asked the Secretary of State for War how much leave is granted to men upon their return to this country after escaping from captivity on the Continent?

Photo of Mr David Margesson Mr David Margesson , Rugby

On reaching this country, escaped British prisoners of war are granted 21 days' leave.

Photo of Mr Ronw Hughes Mr Ronw Hughes , Carmarthen

Is the Minister satisfied that that leave is sufficient, when in some cases these men have undergone months of hardship before they have been able to find their way to this country?

Photo of Mr David Margesson Mr David Margesson , Rugby

Yes, Sir, by and large, I think that 21 days are sufficient.