15. Mr. C. PALMER
asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware 1212 that postal drafts for gratuities and back pay from the War Office to the residences of ex-soldiers are sometimes wrongly addressed and are frequently cashed by the recipients; that in such cases refuge is taken behind a clause in the Regimental Debts Act; and whether it would be possible to safeguard the payees by having the drafts crossed?
§ Sir A. WILLIAMSON (Parliamentary Secretary, War Office)
I do not think the crossing of drafts would be welcomed generally. I should, however, be glad if the hon. Member would give me particulars of any of the cases to which he refers.