§ 72. Dr. M'DONALD
asked the Prime Minister whether he would take steps to accelerate the payment of gratuities, arrears of pay, and compassionate allowances in the Navy, the Army, and the Royal Air Force; and whether he was aware that much irritation and discontent was felt in all these Services through delay of such payments?
§ The PRIME MINISTER
I am informed by the Departments concerned that all possible steps are being taken to expedite the payments referred to. I am not prepard to accept the statement in the last part of the question as a fair representation of the situation.