§ 38. Colonel GREIG
asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether his attention has been drawn to the fact that 889 men from the front are sent home on furlough or on sick-leave without their pay and allowances being previously paid to them; and whether arrangements will be made to avoid their being thus sent to their homes penniless?
§ The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the WAR OFFICE (Mr. Harold Baker)
These men receive an advance of 10s. when proceeding on furlough, and proper machinery for securing that they receive the balance of their pay is in existence, but there have been failures in carrying out the prescribed procedure of notification to the paymaster. Attention was called to this by an Army Order on 1st February, and further instructions are again being issued upon the subject.