HC Deb 19 May 1927 vol 206 c1387W

asked the Secretary of State for War whether, in consequence of the withholding of pay from other ranks of the 47th (2nd London) Division, Territorial Army, at the recent Easter camps, any commanding officers found it impossible to get their men to attend; if so, how many units were absent from this training; whether he is aware that in some cases numbers were made up by gratuities being paid out of private regimental funds; that bad feeling, due to some being paid and others not, was caused among units of the 47th and 56th London Divisions which happened to be at the same stations; and whether he will use his influence to end a state of affairs whereby the other ranks of one out of the whole of the 14 Territorial Divisions are deprived of pay at these trainings?


I regret that I cannot usefully add anything to the answers which I have already given my hon. Friend on this subject.