§ 98. Mr. BRIANT
asked the Secretary of State for War what is the total amount which is due to the United Services Fund; and when the amount will be actually handed over to the Committee?
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for WAR (Lieut. - Colonel Sir R. Sanders)
As stated in the Report of the Committee presided over by my hon. Friend the Member for the Ecclesall Division of Sheffield, the total amount available for transfer to the United Services Fund is expected to reach £7,000,000. As stated in the reply to my hon. and gallant Friend the Member for Melton yesterday, the payment of the balance of this sum awaits the conclusion of certain inquiries which I hope will be completed at an early date.
§ Major WHELER
Does the hon. and gallant Gentleman realise that great dissatisfaction is felt at this delay in the allocation of this sum as the men think the money belongs to them and this is the time which more than any other, when they should have it, in view of the many difficulties they have to contend with?
§ Sir R. SANDERS
I can assure my hon. Friend the matter will be pressed forward as soon as possible.