§ 48. Mr. H. A. Price
asked the Minister of Defence why he has decided that proportionately increased bounties shall not be paid to officers and men who have completed short-term engagements in the Forces and are being retained beyond the period for which they enlisted.
§ Mr. Shinwell
The gratuities in question were related to engagements for fixed periods and the normal rule is that no further gratuity is given for additional service. The rates of gratuity are substantial, and I am satisfied that no departure from the normal rule is justified.