§ Mr. WADDINGTON
asked the Secretary of State for War why the pay of Mr. B. Smith, who was temporary clerk of the works at Nigg, was stopped on 10th March, 1919, although the termination of the engagement did not take effect until 1st July, 1919, Mr. Smith meanwhile being in hospital through illness caused by war service; whether he is aware that Mr. Smith was mentioned by the Secretary of State for War for valuable services rendered; and whether he can now be recommended as eligible for a pension from the fact that he was wholly under the control of the Scottish Command from 4th November, 1915, to his breakdown in health in December, 1918, and that his calling-up notice in December, 1915, was returned to Colonel Fry, 71W the then divisional officer, Royal Engineers, who instructed him to remain at his post.
§ Sir A. WILLIAMSON
I am making enquiries into this case, and will inform the hon. Member of the result as soon as possible.