HC Deb 06 August 1919 vol 119 c386W
Colonel ASHLEY

asked the Postmaster-General why Sapper T. Davies, No. 62907, 6, Talworth Street, Cardiff, 155th Field Company, Royal Engineers, demobilised on the 26th January, 1919, has not yet received his war gratuity of £23, in view of the fact that the regimental paymaster deposited it in the Post Office Savings Bank on the 26th February, 1919?


I am having inquiry made, and will communicate with the hon. Member.


asked the Secretary to the Treasury whether he is aware that a large number of Royal Engineer telegraphists have not been paid the war gratuity on discharge on the ground that they had not been in receipt of full civil emoluments during their term of service with the forces; and what steps he proposes to take to remedy this inequality?


I have been asked to reply to this question. If it refers to the fact that those who have drawn both civil and military pay in full do not get the gratuity, I would refer to my reply to the hon. Member for Burnley on 10th April last. If not, perhaps the hon. Member will give me more particulars.