Privilege Leave (Travel Warrants).

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

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Photo of Mr Frederick Bellenger Mr Frederick Bellenger , Bassetlaw

asked the Under secretary of State for War whether rail way warrants for personnel of the Army, including Auxiliary Territorial Service proceeding on privilege leave, can be issued to destinations other than the home town of the recipient?

Photo of Mr Duncan Sandys Mr Duncan Sandys , Lambeth Norwood

Yes, Sir. Personnel of the Army, including members of the Auxiliary Territorial Service, proceeding on leave at the public expense, are issued with free travelling warrants to any destination they choose in the United Kingdom. If visiting relatives or in the case of urgent private business, free warrants are also issued to destinations in Southern Ireland.

Photo of Mr Frederick Bellenger Mr Frederick Bellenger , Bassetlaw

Is the information which the hon. Gentleman has just given to the House contained in any Army Council Instruction, or other means of communicating such information to units, because it is not generally known?

Photo of Mr Duncan Sandys Mr Duncan Sandys , Lambeth Norwood

I understood that it was generally known. I will inquire in what form these orders have been issued.