§ Colonel MILDMAY
asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether he is yet in a. position to state the basis on which gratuities are to be paid to officer interpreters; and, if not, whether he can give any idea how long it will be before an announcement is made on this subject, seeing that many of these officers are being demobilised and are in urgent need of their gratuities?
§ Mr. FORSTER
An Army Order is on the point of issue stating the basis on which these gratuities will be issued. I much regret the delay which has occurred.