§ Lieut.-Colonel HURST
asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that payment of credits is still being withheld from C. C. Gibson, W.R. No. 554,318, Royal Engineers, who was demobilised on 20th February, 1919, upon the ground that the regimental paymaster, Chatham, is unable to obtain his last pay certificate from Mesopotamia; how many years are expected to elapse before last pay certificates are either produced or dispensed with in such cases; and whether he will take action in this case?
§ Sir L. WORTHINGTON-EVANS
Cables have been sent to India for this man's last pay certificate, but it has not yet been received. A further cable has now been sent, and I will acquaint my hon. and gallant Friend of the result as soon as possible. Every effort has been made to expedite the settlement of these cases, and it is hoped that in a short time full information will be forthcoming from the Indian authorities.