HC Deb 24 May 1900 vol 83 c1094
MR. GALLOWAY (Manchester, S. W.)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War what has caused the delay in handing back pay to soldiers on sick furlough from Netley; and why the old policy of handing back pay and a certain amount in advance has been discontinued.


Soldiers proceeding on sick furlough from Netley are being granted advances of £5 and upwards according to their rank, representing their pay in advance for two months. Their accounts are then sent to the unit they are to join after furlough, and from that unit the remainder of their pay due is forwarded to their place of destination. Where complete accounts have not arrived from South Africa, it has been arranged that the men shall receive after landing at home pay from the date of their embarkation. I am inquiring into the cases of delay which my hon. friend has brought to my notice.