HC Deb 22 December 1916 vol 88 cc1839-40W

asked the Secretary of State for War what classes of punishment for military offences are accompanied by the stoppage of separation allowances and allowances under the Military Service (Civil Liabilities) scheme?


I am not aware of any class of punishment for military offences that carries with it stoppage of separation allowance as well as allotment. Questions about the Civil Liabilities Scheme should be addressed to the Local Government Board.

Mr. PERCY HARRIS (Paddington, S.)

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether his attention had been drawn to the tease of Herbert Payne, whose recruiting number is 33353, who was called up on 14th November, sent to the heavy section Machine Gun Corps, Wool, and sent home on 18th November; whether this man is now in receipt of no pay and his wife and two children have received -no separation allowance since the commencement of last week; whether he is aware that it is impossible for this man to obtain work, as employers will not take him on; and whether any arrangements are being made for men in this position, as otherwise there appears no alternative for them but to apply to the Poor Law?


Inquiries are being made, and my hon. Friend will be informed in due course of the result.