§ Major COURTHOPE
asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether compensation for loss of valise and kit in transit from France will be awarded to officers who returned to England in hospital charge, on leave, or on duty without their kit, were demobilised before returning to their unit, and have never received their kit?
§ Mr. FORSTER
The Regulations governing compensation for losses are laid down in Section XIX. of the Allowance Regulations. Under those Regulations compensation for loss of kit is inadmissible, unless the officer concerned requires to re-equip himself for further military duty. As the officers in question have been demobilised, re-equipment for further military service is unnecessary, and compensation cannot be granted.