Sir T. BRAMSOON
asked the Secretary of State for War why civilian subordinates (clerks) are not entitled to compassionate gratuities when there are cases known where these gratuities have been granted to clerks; if he is aware that labourers are issued with these gratuities on their discharge; and whether he will take steps to deal with this state of affairs, in view of the fact that all clerks so employed have understood that they would be entitled on discharge under the Regulations for Civilian Subordinates, 1914 (XXV), paragraphs 159 to 168?
§ Sir L. WORTHINGTON-EVANS
I would refer the hon. Member to the answer on this subject given to my hon.1066W and gallant Friend the Member for East Woolwich (Captain Gee) on 4th May last.