HC Deb 28 February 1940 vol 357 c2096W
Mr. T. Smith

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether his attention has been drawn to the case of Ronald Gordon Harvey, Leading Supply Assistant, D/MX 54654; whether he is aware that this rating has recently been invalided from the service, and that apart from £2 paid to him to proceed on a month's invaliding leave, he has received no pay since the 21st August; whether he will explain the reasons for this lengthy delay, and if payment will now be expedited?

Mr. Shakespeare

Leading Supply Assistant Robert Gordon Harvey was invalided from the service on 31st January, and a final pay settlement was made to him on 23rd February by the naval authorities concerned. The statement that no payment was made to Harvey since 21st August, other than the £2 to which the hon. Member refers, is being investigated, but I would point out that it was always open to Harvey to apply for further advances of pay.