§ Sir MONTAGUE BARLOW
asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office with regard to the case of Sapper E. Longden, of 9, Bowden Street, Salford, formerly No. 388301, Royal Engineers, whether he was transferred on disablement to the Labour Corps but given no number or position in the Labour Corps; whether, in consequence, though he has 1952W written frequently to the Royal Engineers paymaster at Chatham and the Labour Corps paymaster with regard to back pay, it is quite impossible to get any proper attention or statement of the amount due; whether, in spite of these persistent and prolonged refusals to settle back pay, no difficulty was found by the War Office authorities in deducting £2 6s. from his pay on account of an allowance; and whether he will at once have the case looked into with a view to a proper settlement?
§ Mr. FORSTER
I promised my hon. Friend, in reply to a question five days ago, to make inquiries and inform him of the result. I can add nothing at present.