§ Mr. McMahon
asked the Secretary of State for Defence what appointment is held by Lieut.-Col. John Blashford-Snell; what this appointment entails; to what extent Her Majesty's Government have supported the nonmilitary activities of this officer; how many days leave he has been granted in the past five years; and whether this leave was granted on full pay.
§ Mr. Wiggin
Lieut.-Colonel Blashford-Snell is employed on staff duties in the Directorate-General of Army training in the Ministry of Defence. He has been granted six weeks leave with pay in each of the past five years, as is usual for any officer. He has not undertaken any activity supported from public funds which has not been part of his official duties, in support of recruiting, or authorised training.