HC Deb 01 July 1919 vol 117 c751

asked the Secretary of State for War if his attention has been called to the case of a number of men, formerly Post Office telegraphists serving in the Royal Engineers, now stationed in the Bedford Signal Depots, who have served from two to three years in the unhealthy climate of East Africa, and are under orders again for the East; and if he will consider the possibility of effecting their demobilisation or sending them instead to France or Germany?

Captain GUEST

An endeavour will be made to adopt my hon. Friend's suggestion, and to send such of these men as are eligible for drafting to the Rhine instead of to the East.

28. Lieut.-Colonel ROUNDELL

asked the Secretary of State for War whether postal employé s who joined the postal section, Royal Engineers, at the beginning of the War are to receive no gratuity for their service; whether men in other walks of life who received full wages from their employers during the War have received the gratuity; and, if so, if he will take steps to grant the gratuity to postal employé s?


I would refer my hon. and gallant Friend to the answer given on 10th April to the hon. Member for Burnley, to which I can add nothing.