§ 25. Mr. RENDALL
asked the Secretary of State for Air whether, having regard to his statement on 2nd November that the Air Council does not enforce the deduction from gratuity of service debts, etc., in ordinary cases, he will now reconsider the case of W. E. Cool, No. 240453, Royal Air Force, demobilised in February last, whose claim to his gratuity has been disallowed on account of alleged service debts, denied by Cool, and several statements as to which were sent him which the Air Ministry have admitted were in complete and misleading?
§ Sir A. WILLIAMSON
The gratuity has not been disallowed, but was paid to the airman in India and no deductions have been made from it. This was fully explained to my hon. Friend in a letter addressed to him on the 27th October, 1920.