Repatriated Prisoners of War (Leave)

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 13 March 1945.

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Miss Ward:

asked the Secretary of State for War if he will give an assurance that the period of leave due to sick repatriated prisoners of war only commences after discharge from hospital.

Sir J. Griģģ:

A repatriated prisoner of war is given 42 days' leave as soon as he can take it after arrival in this country. If, on leaving hospital, he is discharged from the Army on medical grounds he is given not 42 but 56 days' leave, unless of course the new arrangements I outlined in a reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Abertillery (Mr. Daggar) on 27th February apply to him.