§ 14. Mr. NEVILLE
asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that, while privates and non-commissioned officers belonging to the regiments in cluded in the Southern Command are usually given six days' leave after twelve weeks' training before leaving England for service overseas, officers under the same command before leaving for service overseas are usually refused more than three days' leave; whether there is any reason why officers in the Southern Command should not receive the usual six days' Expeditionary Force leave; and, if not, will he give instructions that where possible six days' leave should be granted?
§ Mr. FORSTER
No definite leave period has been fixed for officers prior to embarkation, and it is not considered desirable to issue further instructions on the subject, I understand that no applications from officers for leave exceeding three days have been refused in the Southern Command.