§ Captain BOWYER
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the War Office whether his attention has been drawn to the case of Mrs. Bignell, of 73, Green Lane, Wolverton, Bucks, wife of Corporal T. G. Bignell, M. 2/226521, Royal Army Service Corps, Mechanical Transport, who is now driving the General Officer Commanding Rhine Army's car in France; whether he is aware that, owing apparently to the loss of the pay book at Woolwich, Mrs. Bignell has drawn no separation allowance since 27th September, and is suffering hardship therefrom; whether he will cause the case to be investigated forthwith and the separation allowance, with arrears, to be paid to Mrs. Bignell?
§ Sir A. WILLIAMSON
The Pay Office record shows that a new book of allowance forms, authorising payment to Mrs. Bignell from 3rd October, was sent, at the due date, to the Post Office at Wolverton, and telegraphic inquiry has now been made as to whether the book was received. Any adjustment necessary will be made immediately a reply is received by the Paymaster.