HC Deb 18 June 1940 vol 362 cc49-50W
Mr. Naylor

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he will facilitate the payment to lance-corporal W. H. Kensley, No. 10124, D Company, 7th and 12th Home Defence Battalion, Queen's Royal Regiment, of furlough and other allowances due to him following his summary discharge from the Service while in Joyce Green, Dartford, military hospital; and whether he will have inquiries made as to the irregular character of the man's discharge while still under treatment in hospital?

Mr. Eden

Lance-corporal Kensley's discharge from the Army as physically unfit for Army Service, and his subsequent retention in hospital as a free patient, were strictly in accordance with regulations, and the action taken was in no way summary or irregular. I am informed that he has received pay and allowances up to the date of his discharge, but I am ascertaining whether any further sum is due to him and will write to my hon. Friend as soon as possible.