HC Deb 05 May 1920 vol 128 cc2075-6
83. Captain BOWYER

asked the Secretary of State for War and Air if his attention has been called to the fact that Army Order 117 of 1919 state that gratuity will be paid for any acting rank held for six months, with pay of that rank; whether he is aware that an officer who was a temporary captain and paid as captain from May, 1916, till August, 1917, has been refused his claim for payment of a captain's gratuity and has been paid as a lieutenant only because he did not hold acting rank; is he aware that from May, 1916, till August, 1917, this officer could not have held acting rank, as there was no such rank then; and will he reconsider such a claim if it is resubmitted?


If the hon. and gallant Member will give me particulars of the case he has in mind I will have inquiry made.