§ Mr. Dobbie
asked the Secretary of State for War what is the minimum leave for which ration money is paid to soldiers in lieu of rations when they go on leave; is the money paid in advance; and, if not, will he take the necessary steps to see that such money is paid to the soldier when he goes on leave?
§ Mr. Hore-Belisha
A soldier going on leave for 72 hours or more receives the leave rate of ration allowance in advance. For shorter periods, the soldier is credited with the lower rate of ration allowance, that is the equivalent of what it would cost to feed him in barracks, but it is not customary to make a special advance to him on this account.