HC Deb 14 March 1922 vol 151 cc1986-7W

asked the Secretary of State for India if he is aware that Corporal George Cooper, No. 149044, Royal Engineers, residing at 9, Henry Pask Street, Ince, near Wigan, has not yet received the credits due to him, for service in India, amounting to nearly £100; and that a debtor balance is built up against him by a payment of 1,000 rupees, which he is supposed to have received in April, 1919, though he only arrived in India in May, 1919; and whether he will have inquiries made into this case and a proper account of this soldier's earnings and payments made out, showing how much he has been credited with since his arrival in India and how much he has received?


I have been asked to answer this question. The account of No. 149044 Corporal George Cooper, Royal Engineers, is in debt to the extent of £53 9s., and a copy of the account, including the period he was in India, will be forwarded to him by the regimental paymaster. The payment of rs.1,000 referred to is presumably the payment of rs.1,093 made on the 11th April, 1919, at Baghdad. This item appears in his pay book, and there can therefore be no doubt about its having been issued to him.