HC Deb 07 November 1939 vol 353 cc68-9W
Mr. G. Braithwaite

asked the Prime Minister whether, in considering the payment of any gratuity to members of His Majesty's Forces at the victorious conclusion of the present hostilities, such sums will be based upon the financial sacrifice made by the beneficiary as the result of his war service rather than the actual naval, military or air force rank held?

Sir J. Simon

I have noted my hon. Friend's suggestion but I doubt whether any basis could be found on which to determine, even approximately, the relative financial sacrifices made by different individuals as a result of their war service.