Discharge Leave (Hospital Cases)

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

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Photo of Mr Tom Driberg Mr Tom Driberg , Maldon 12:00, 13 March 1945

asked the Secretary of State for War what progress has been made in the consideration, by the various Departments concerned, of the position of sick or wounded Servicemen who have to spend their 56 days' discharge leave in hospital; and if, in view of the considerable number of men currently affected, he can now make a statement.

Photo of Mr Stanley Prescott Mr Stanley Prescott , Darwen

asked the Secretary of State for War what principles govern the point of time at which a man is discharged as medically unfit for service, in view of the fact that 56 days' leave pay operates from that date, even though the man be in hospital.

Photo of Sir James Grigg Sir James Grigg , Cardiff East

I would refer to the answer I gave to my hon. Friend the Member for Abertillery (Mr. Daggar) on 27th February last.

Mr. Driberģ:

Has any progress been made in the conversations since that date?

Sir J. Griģģ:

If the hon. Member will look at the answer, he will see that I announced the decision in the answer to which I refer.