HC Deb 14 August 1919 vol 119 c1660W

asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether his attention has been called to the case of F. Crozier, of Heybridge Basin, Maldon, Essex, a demobilised soldier, who has claimed from the military service, civil loss of a business in which he was engaged before joining the Army, and assistance to re-establish his business; whether the Department has recognised the justice of this claim by making him a grant at the rate of £10 per annum for three months, payable in monthly instalments, accompanied by the statement that an appeal for extension would be entertained only if proper accounts as to the transactions in his business have been kept for the period covered by the grant; and whether, in view of the inadequacy of a grant at the rate of 5s. per week to a demobilised soldier in re-establishing his business, he will have inquiries made into this case with a view to assisting the man with a proper lump sum to purchase the necessary tools to re-establish his business, destroyed in consequence of the War?


I have been asked to answer this question. I am making inquiries, and will communicate the result to the hon. Member as soon as possible.