HC Deb 28 April 1915 vol 71 c730W

asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether, in the case of a soldier who had made his allocation and the allowance to his wife or dependant had been duly paid being taken prisoner by the enemy, the allowance continues to be paid as before that event occurred; and whether he will state what happens to the pay of a soldier who has been taken prisoner but who had made no allocation previous to the occurrence of that event?


In the first case the allotment of pay made by the soldier is continued, unless and until it is proved before a Court of Inquiry that the soldier was taken prisoner through neglect or misconduct on his own part. In the second case, subject to the condition already stated, the soldier's pay is credited to his account and he has power to begin making an allotment after he has been taken prisoner.