§ Viscount WOLMER
asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that those Regular soldiers who during the War joined on for a further period of service have been ruled ineligible for the £50 bounty payable to those soldiers who signed on after the Armistice; and whether he will state the cause for this distinction?
§ Mr. FORSTER
These bounties have been offered, not from the date of the Armistice but from the 10th December onwards, to soldiers whose terms of engagement were about to expire and who undertook to serve beyond the period covered by the Military Service Acts. The soldiers, to whom my Noble Friend refers were already liable for such service.