Overseas Service

Oral Answers to Questions — Armed Forces – in the House of Commons on 25th April 1944.

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Mr. De ht Bère:

asked the Prime Minister if, whilst recognising the exigencies of service with the Forces he will state the broad principle which is applied to the granting of leave to members of the Forces who have served for three years overseas, without home leave.

Photo of Mr Clement Attlee Mr Clement Attlee , Stepney Limehouse

I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer which my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister gave on 22nd February last in reply to a Question by my hon. Friend the Member for Leigh (Mr. Tinker).

Mr. De la Bère:

Can we have an assurance that the broad principle is under constant review, and that cases of hardship are really considered when men have not been able to see their families for three years?

Photo of Mr Clement Attlee Mr Clement Attlee , Stepney Limehouse

If the hon. Member will look at the answer I have given, I think he will find that that point is fully answered.