HC Deb 05 April 1927 vol 204 c1867
19. Mr. SNELL

asked the Secretary of State for War the number of claims outstanding in his Department arising out of the Sutton v. Rex and subsequent judgments; the circumstances which are responsible for the non-payment in each case, if any; the length of time during which the claim, if any, has been in his Department; and when it is anticipated that all outstanding claims, if any, will have been dealt with?

The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the WAR OFFICE (Captain Douglas King)

As regards the first part of the question, it is impossible to say how many of the claims in respect of balance of civil pay received by the War Office since the Sutton judgment arise out of that and subsequent judgments, but the number of outstanding claims, out of some 3,000 received, is 19. As regards the third part of the question, the outstanding claims were received at dates varying from February, 1925, to March, 1927. As regards the second and fourth parts of the question, I would refer the hon. Member to the last part of the reply given to the hon. and gallant Member for Enfield (Colonel Applin) on 30th March.