HC Deb 20 February 1919 vol 112 cc1170-1W

asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office if he is aware that six or eight months often elapse before the money due from the War Office to the estate of a deceased officer is paid; and whether he will take steps to expedite these payments?

Captain GUEST

I am aware that a considerable period frequently elapses. Payment is being expedited as much as possible, but for a variety of reasons estates cannot usually be wound up without some delay.