HC Deb 06 July 1920 vol 131 cc1211-2
15. Mr. C. PALMER

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware 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.

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