HC Deb 21 June 1921 vol 143 cc1073-4
20. Major W. MURRAY

asked the Secretary of State for War whether the issue of full pay and marriage allowance to officers and men of the Defence Corps, who are upon indefinite leave for the purpose of following their professions or ordinary occupations, can now be discontinued, seeing that prior to the War members of the Territorial Force did not receive pay when absent from duty or camp?

Lieut.-Colonel STANLEY

This question has been very carefully considered, and I am unable to adopt this suggestion. The circumstances of the Territorial Force in normal times are not similar.


Is the hon. and gallant Gentleman aware that a number of these men who are carrying on their ordinary occupations are quite averse to receiving more Army pay, and do not understand why it is paid to them at all?

Lieut.-Colonel STANLEY

They are liable to be recalled at any moment.

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