§ Mr. RAMSBOTHAM
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the estimated sum of money required to meet the outstanding claims for War bonus for the single men who enlisted under the Military Service Act, 1916; and whether, having regard to the Post Office circular of March, 1916, the Government intend to meet the liability?
§ Mr. PETHICK-LAWRENCE
The amount involved in the claim of Post Office servants called up under the Military Service Acts for Civil Service bonus during their service with the forces is estimated at about £150,000. As regards the second part of the question, I am not yet able to add anything to the answer given to my hon. Friend the Member for the Withington Division (Mr. Simon) on 10th March last, a copy of which I am sending to the hon. Member.