Leave.

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army. – in the House of Commons on 19th May 1942.

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Photo of Mr John Tinker Mr John Tinker , Leigh

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he will make it more generally known to those serving in the Army what leaves they are entitled to and the conditions attaching thereto, as it appears, from letters sent by them, they are not fully conversant with these?

Photo of Sir James Grigg Sir James Grigg , Cardiff East

A consolidating Instruction, setting out the conditions of leave in full, has just been issued. This should ensure that all officers and warrant officers understand them and it will be for them to make the position clear to their men.

Photo of Mr John Tinker Mr John Tinker , Leigh

I suppose that that will be in Army Orders?

Photo of Sir James Grigg Sir James Grigg , Cardiff East

It will be an Army Council Instruction.

Photo of Mr Frederick Bellenger Mr Frederick Bellenger , Bassetlaw

Will my right hon. Friend consider issuing this as an Army Order, because the troops do not generally see Army Council Instructions?

Photo of Sir James Grigg Sir James Grigg , Cardiff East

They can find out what their position is with regard to leave without having to plough through a consolidating Instruction consisting of a dozen pages.

Photo of Sir James Grigg Sir James Grigg , Cardiff East

There is another Question on that point on the Order Paper which will be answered later on.