HC Deb 07 May 1919 vol 115 c900
40 and 41. Mr. OMAN

asked the Secretary of State for War (1) whether he can now authorise the immediate repayment to officers recently prisoners in Turkey of necessary expenses incurred by them over and above the total of the allowance made by the Turkish Government and through the Netherlands Minister at Constantinople; and (2) with reference to War Office Letter, No. M. 10579, of 15th February last, what provision has been made for the compensation of British officer prisoners in Turkey for the unreal rate of exchange imposed by the Turkish Government on money remitted from home to them as, owing to the question being still unsettled, Indian Army officers are finding difficulty in formulating their claims for excessivs expenditure while in captivity?


I will reply to these questions together. I understand my hon. Friend to ask whether any regulation or fixed rate of exchange has been laid down in advance as a basis for the formulation of claims. This cannot be done; but officers who desire to make claims under this head for the consideration of the War Office should give particulars of dates and amounts of remittances and of the amounts of Turkish currency received by them in exchange.