§ Mr. G. BARKER
asked the Secretary of State for War if he is aware that Lance-Corporal F. G. Thomas, No. 6,279,070, the Buffs, and now residing at 6, Chapel Terrace, Blaina, Mon., was given 28 days leave of absence on 31st May, 1922, pending discharge; that he has received no pay or ration allowance since that date, though he has frequently applied for a settlement of his account; and that this is causing him and his family unnecessary financial difficulty; and will he see that the money due to this soldier is paid him without further delay?
§ Sir L. WORTHINGTON - EVANS
Lance-Corporal Thomas arrived home from Iraq on 9th March, 1922, on compassionate leave. It was not known at that time that he would be discharged, and therefore his account, which has been applied for, was not transferred. A document was received, however, which disclosed the fact that his account at the date of leaving Iraq was £33 17s. 11d. in debt. He received £10 on proceeding on furlough on 30th May, and as he was discharged on 28th June under Army Order 180/1922, the special benefits admissible under that Army Order are being issued by the Regimental Paymaster.