§ 12. Mr. Garry Allighan
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he is aware' that men who have been released from the Royal Navy under the group scheme are not receiving their gratuities because the Savings Bank Division of the Post Office complain that the Naval accounts section has not provided them with the schedule containing the released men's accounts; and why ex-personnel of the Royal Navy are at a disadvantage compared with the other Services in this respect.
§ Mr. Alexander
The world-wide dispersal of the Naval Forces makes it difficult to ensure that Service documents reach the dispersal centres at the proper time. The. vast majority of Naval personnel released receive. their gratuities without delay, but there are bound to be a number of cases in which some delay is unavoidable. Considerable improvement has been effected recently, and measures to secure further improvement are being actively pursued.