§ Sir W. CHEYNE
asked the Under-Secretary of State for War what is the reason why medical officers belonging to the Territorial Force cannot be paid the gratuity which they have earned annually, as is the case with temporary medical officers; and is he aware that hardship often results from deferring this payment?
§ Mr. FORSTER
The gratuity provided in the Pay Warrant for Territorial Force officers of all kinds is not payable until completion of service. In the case of the temporary medical officer, the terms of the contracts provide for the payment of an annual gratuity.