HC Deb 20 February 1919 vol 112 cc1114-5
88. Mr. SITCH

asked the Lord Privy whether the Government have decided to pay a War gratuity to all soldiers on discharge with the exception of conscientious objectors; whether Post Office signallers are to be entitled to this gratuity; whether this is a new gratuity or the old gratuity remodelled; and whether there is any reason why the exception which has been made applicable to conscientious objectors should be held to apply to Post Office signallers, who have done most invaluable work during the whole period of the War?

The SECRETARY of STATE for WAR (Mr. Churchill)

I have been asked to answer this question. Both these classes are ineligible for the War gratuity, though there is, of course, no connection between them. The Post Office employés so excluded are a small and very special class who have throughout the War drawn full civil pay, in addition to full military pay.

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