HC Deb 23 June 1953 vol 516 cc1668-9
26. Mr. Driberg

asked the Secretary of State for War why Mr. N. C. Brown, Brookside, Little Totham, Maldon, Essex, formerly 22605957 Gunner Brown, Royal Artillery, has not received the moneys which he was assured, on his demobilisation on 11th May, would be sent to him within about a week; and if he will expedite payment.

Mr. Head

As soon as this case was brought to my notice, I arranged for an immediate payment to be made to Mr. Brown. Final settlement was made on 18th June.

Mr. Mikardo

Whilst appreciating that there is an occasional slip up in even the best regulated offices, is the Minister satisfied that the Army pay offices are making full use of the best modern methods for the calculation and disbursement of pay?

Mr. Head

That is rather a different question, but I can tell the hon. Gentleman that a great deal of new machinery has been put into both our record and pay offices.