§ 55. Mr. Parker
asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that Mr. W. Filtness, of 457B, Spring Gardens, Elm Park, was called up on 28th September as a member of the War Department Constabulary and asked to go at once to the R. G. P. factory at Waltham Abbey; that on arrival there he was sent home again and, on returning next day, was told that neither travelling allowances nor accommodation would be provided; that no compensation was offered to him for the loss of two days work; and what is the position about travelling and other expenses incurred during the crisis by constables of the War Department Constabulary Reserve?
§ Mr. Hore-Belisha
The facts are as stated in the first three parts of the question; Mr. Filtness, however, decided not to serve as a constable. Those members of the War Department Constabulary Reserve who did so serve during the crisis received the bounty and pay to which they were entitled. In the case of those members of the Reserve who reported for duty but did not serve, I am arranging for them to be paid a sum of £2 each to cover travelling and other expenses.