§ Mr. ARNOLD-FORSTER (Belfast, W.)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War what will be the amount of the hospital stoppage in the case of soldiers who have accepted the new messing allowance when the medical officer has certified that the soldier is in hospital owing to illness or injury incurred by reasons of the performance of his duty, and when the medical officer has not so certified; and, by what amount the hospital stoppage in the cases referred to will exceed or be less than the stoppage in the case of soldiers who have not accepted the new messing allowance?
§ MR. BRODRICK
The hospital stoppage is normally sevenpence a day, and is applicable equally to those who have and those who have not accepted the new messing allowance. In cases where the disability is certified to be the direct result of military service, the 1214 General officer may remit one-half of the stoppage, and he may remit the whole if the disability is due to an injury received at drill or manœuvres.