§ MR. STEADMAN () Tower Hamlets, Stepney
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, whether in the case of postal employees who have volunteered for service at the front, the arrangement by which the difference between their postal pay and the cost of providing a substitute to do their duty is retained for 370 them by the Department till their return home can be relaxed, and the money paid over at once to dependent relatives in cases of necessity.
§ THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY TO THE TREASURY (Mr. HANBURY,) Preston
The Treasury has given instructions that any available balance of the civil pay of a man serving with the colours may, at the discretion of the head of his Department, be paid periodically to a representative authorised by the absent man to receive such balance. Unless notification of death is received, such assigned payments may be continued.