HC Deb 15 July 1919 vol 118 cc197-8

asked the Secretary for War whether his attention has been called to the case of Sergeant-Cadet William Connon, No. 175504, Royal Air Force, who was demobilised on 28th February and informed that a gratuity of £7 10s. was to be placed to his credit in the Post Office Savings Bank, but who has received only £7, and has been unable, notwithstanding repeated applications, to obtain either the balance of 10s. due to him or any satisfactory explanation of its being withheld; and whether, in view of numerous similar complaints from demobilised soldiers, he will cause inquiries to be made into the facts of this case?

Major-General SEELY

This non-commissioned officer has received the full war gratuity due for his ten months' service, namely, £8, less £l deducted for a greatcoat taken away, making £7 net. The Pay authorities cannot trace any notification being made that £7 10s. net would be paid, nor the receipt of any complaint as to the amount paid.