§ 52. Mr. Kirby
asked the Prime Minister whether he will issue instructions that personnel of the armed Forces stationed in or near this country who have been formally adopted by a recognised political party as candidates in the forth coming municipal elections shall be given leave for the purpose of taking part in the election.
§ The Prime Minister
As was stated by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for War on 24th August in answer to a Question by my hon. Friend the Member for Acton (Mr. Sparkes), no extra leave is admissible, but leave which is ordinarily due may be deferred or brought forward subject to the exigencies of the Service. This practice is common to all three Services.