HC Deb 14 June 1944 vol 400 cc1961-2
19. Lieut.-Commander Hutchison

asked the Secretary of State for Air whether he is aware that when personnel returning from overseas receive new pay-books, financial hardship is being experienced due to the delay in confirming credits in their old pay accounts; and whether he will take steps to expedite settlements in all such cases.

Sir A. Sinclair

Airmen returning home from overseas bring their paybooks with them. New paybooks are issued only when the old ones are full, but, even then, all relevant information is transferred from the old books to the new. Airmen on disembarkation in the United Kingdom, are entitled to draw an advance of 75 per cent. of the balance of pay due to them as shown in their pay- books. If my hon. and gallant Friend is aware of any cases where difficulties have arisen, and will let me have particulars, I will gladly investigate them.