HC Deb 09 March 1922 vol 151 c1531W

asked the Home Secretary the number of cases since 1913 in which rewards have been paid to the police for apprehending deserters; and if, in order to promote public economy, he will, on his own initiative or in conjunction with the fighting services, take steps to secure the discontinuance of such rewards in respect of sailors, soldiers, and airmen who were posted as deserters during the War?


I have no information as to the number of cases, but I will consult the Admiralty, War Office, and Air Ministry on the point raised in the second part of the question.