HC Deb 07 June 1921 vol 142 cc1699-700W

asked the Secretary of State for War what is the effect of paragraph 419 of the Regulations for officers of the Special Reserve of Officers and for the Special Reserve, coupled with Article 497 of the Royal Warrant of 1914, modified by Army Order 392 of 1920 and Army Order 154 of 1921, which was published on the 12th April, 1921, the Reserve having been called out on the 9th April; and whether he will publish a concise statement as to the special grants and gratuities due to officers of the Reserve of Officers and officers of the Special Reserve?

Lieut.-Colonel STANLEY

My hon. Friend may not have seen the later Army Orders 160 of 1921 and 210 of 1921, copies of which I am sending him. The position is that the Special Reserve officer who actually joined for duty is eligible for a gratuity of £50 on joining and to a bounty of £5 on cessation of employment. The officer of the Reserve of Officers is not eligible for any grant on joining, but is eligible for the bounty of £5 on cessation of employment In neither case is a gratuity issuable under the conditions of Article 497 of the Royal Warrant for Pay, etc., of the Army, as that Article was suspended with effect from September last.