26. Major NEWMAN
asked the Secretary of State for War whether he received a statement of the claim for bonus and other matters forwarded by acting-pay masters during the month of March; whether, in consequence, he called for a Report; whether he has been furnished with the same; whether on 14th June he received a further memorandum on the claim of acting-paymasters; and is he now in a position to give a reply?
§ Mr. FORSTER
Representations have been received as stated in the question. As regards the claim of acting-paymasters to Army of Occupation bonus, I can add nothing to my reply on the 30th of June, to a question by my hon. Friend the Member of Canterbury. An Order granting an increased war bonus to civilian acting-paymasters has recently been issued. The other main point raised is still under consideration.