62. Major WOOD
asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware of the dissatisfaction caused among officers of the Regular Army at the war gratuity to which they are entitled being fixed on a scale considerably below that granted to officers holding temporary commissions; and whether he can see his way to recommend any action on the matter?
No, Sir; this scale was fully considered by the War Cabinet, and I do not propose to reopen the question.
§ Mr. G. LOCKER-LAMPSON
Is it not the fact that the new gratuities have been largely founded on the South African War gratuities, given when the cost of livings was much lower?