§ Mr. HAYDAY
asked the Secretary of State for War, whether he is aware that Sapper A. C. Hussey, No. 27,059, L signal battalion, Royal Engineers, St. Omer detachment, was demobilised on 25th March, 1919, when he was due to have 59 days' leave; that the other men in this unit received a retention bonus from the 1st February, 1919, whereas Sapper Hussey was granted a bonus from the 1st May; and whether he will cause inquiries to be made into his case.
§ Sir A. WILLIAMSON
Bonus was only issuable from 1st February, 1919, in the case of officers and men who were defi- 243W nitey selected for retention in the Armies of Occupation or the Military Machinery of Demobilisation. All others received the bonus from 1st May, 1919. As Sapper Hussey was not definitely retained for such further service, he was eligible for bonus from 1st May only.