Leave, Northern Ireland.

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army. – in the House of Commons on 24th February 1942.

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Photo of Mr George Muff Mr George Muff , Kingston upon Hull East

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he will take steps to extend the privilege now given to soldiers on leave from the Orkneys to personnel on leave from Northern Ireland by granting motor licence leave permits and petrol allowances?

Photo of Sir Kingsley Wood Sir Kingsley Wood , Woolwich West

I have been asked to reply. This proposal would involve increased petrol consumption, and I regret that I cannot see my way to give effect to it.

Photo of Mr George Muff Mr George Muff , Kingston upon Hull East

Can the Chancellor of the Exchequer draw a distinction between the Orkneys and some of the remote parts of Northern Ireland?

Photo of Sir Kingsley Wood Sir Kingsley Wood , Woolwich West

Yes, Sir. There are special conditions there.