HC Deb 24 October 1918 vol 110 c954W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that regulations prevent the men who have voluntarily enlisted into the Army from South Africa during 1918 from receiving the repayment of their passage money in the same way as volunteers at an earlier date; what reasons justify any difference being made; and is he now prepared to satisfy such claims if they are satisfactorily proved?


I am sending my hon. Friend a copy of Army Order 275 of September, 1918, which shows the reasons for the decision. The matter has been very fully considered and I am unable to make any change in the decision arrived at.