§ 38. Mr. PALING
asked the Under-Secretary of State for War if his attention has been called to the case of Lance-Sergeant E. Ford, late of the Welsh Guards, who served throughout the late War, was transferred to the Reserve with a good character after 18 years and 300 days' service, was an instructor in drilling, bombing, and gas, and qualified for first-class proficiency pay, which he has not yet received; if he is aware that his proficiency pay has been withheld because he gave evidence at a court-martial in 1916; and will be institute inquiries into this case?
I have already inquired into this case at the hon. Member's instance, and I should be glad if he would furnish me with any evidence in support of the suggestion that first-class proficiency pay was improperly withheld. My information is that Lance-Sergeant Ford never qualified for such pay.