§ 16. Lieut. - Colonel ARCHER - SHEE
asked the Chief Secretary if he will inquire into the case of Mr. J. C. J. Towner, at present at Dr. Steeven's Hospital, Dublin; whether he is aware that this auxiliary cadet was sent to hospital suffering from the effect of severe chill and lumbago on the 1st October; that from the 11th December his pay was stopped, and, in addition, since the 13th January, a sum of 7s. a day has been charged against him as hospital fees; that his separation allowance has also been stopped; that, although having a wife and family, he is entitled to exemption from Income Tax, the sum of £19 10s. has been deducted from his pay for the same, and that in all, including the deduction 2079 for Income Tax and hospital fees, a sum of £64 17s. has been deducted from his arrears; that this man was demobilised whilst ill in hospital; that he alleges that the board of investigation found that his illness was due to service and comes under the Royal Irish Constabulary code, injuries received on duty; and what steps he proposes to take to adjust this matter?
§ Sir H. GREENWOOD
I am obliged to my hon. and gallant Friend for bringing this case to my notice, and am having immediate inquiry made.