§ Mr. JOYNSON-HICKS
asked the Pensions Minister by whose authority the 2044W Circular 15376A was issued; whether it was a Cabinet decision that men re-engaging or re-enlisting after a short break with their families should not have the advantages given to men re-enlisting without such break; and whether he is aware that the loss of the advantages was not put before men on their re-enlistment?
§ Sir J. CRAIG
The Circular referred to embodies the decision of the War Cabinet and was issued with their authority. With regard to the last part of the question, I will read an extract from the Army Order of 1st April, 1919, under which these men were re-enlistedMen who enlist under this Army Order will not be eligible for any grants under the Regulations of the Special Grants Committee of the Ministry of Pensions or the Military Service (Civil Liabilities) Committee.