§ Mr. BENNETT-GOLDNEY
asked the Secretary of State for War whether the non-commissioned officers and men, as well as the officers in the Eastern and Aldershot commands will be deprived this year of the opportunity they have been looking forward to, to obtain the usual holiday facilities at Whitsuntide in common with and at the same time as Civil servants and other employés of the Government; or, if any officers, non-commissioned officers and men in the Regular Army are unavoidably prevented by their ordinary routine duties from enjoying a holiday at Whitsuntide itself, that is, from Friday till Tuesday in Whitsun week, at the same time as their friends and the rest of the community, whether those who may wish to avail themselves of the privilege will be granted leave for an equivalent period at one of the earliest convenient week-ends following?
§ Colonel SEELY
There is no intention of departing from the usual practice in regard to holidays. Whenever it is possible, non-commissioned officers and men are granted week-end passes if they apply for them, and if the exigencies of the Service permit.