HC Deb 02 November 1930 vol 134 c206W

asked the Secretary of State for Air why W. E. Cool, No. 240453, Royal Air Force, demobilised in February last, has not received his gratuity; whether he was first informed by the Woking paymaster that he was in debt to the extent of £10 15s. 11d., later that the debt was £11 16s. 5d., and later still received a statement saying that it was £15 17s. 11d., as far as could be ascertained; whether he has been told that a £10 gratuity and £l for services are due to him and that in each of the different statements sent him, Cool has been informed that it was the final adjustment; whether Cool has stated that he never contracted any debt and never saw his pay-book after his arrival in India and, having regard to these facts, will he direct that Cool receives hid gratuity forthwith?


I have sent a letter to my hon. Friend giving a full explanation of this case. If it is desired, I will also cause the reply to be printed in the OFFICIAL REPORT.