HC Deb 23 November 1926 vol 200 cc199-200

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that Private George Lawrie, No. 24578 King's Own Scottish Borderers, received a statement of accounts, dated 30th January, 1919, on his discharge from the Army, showing that the sum of £10 10s. had been lodged with the Post Office Savings Bank in his name; that Lawrie mislaid this statement of accounts, and on finding it again wrote the paymaster, who advised him to write the Savings Bank for further information; that this was done, and Lawrie informed that £10 10s. had been paid in in his name on the 30th January, 1910, but this had been cancelled on the 12th February, 1979, by the regimental paymaster; that Lawrie, on communicating this information to the pay office, has been told that nothing further can be done; why this account was cancelled; upon whose authority the paymaster cancelled the account; and when this money will be paid to George Lawrie?


I am having inquiries made, and will cam,. municate with the hon. Member in due course.