HC Deb 22 February 1945 vol 408 cc973-4W
Mr. Driberg

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the rate of war gratuity would be, per month of service, if the suggestion of a flat rate, irrespective of rank or sex, were adopted, and if the total sum allocated to gratuities were approximately the same as the total under the present scheme.

Sir J. Anderson

Twelve shillings.

Mr. Shephard

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if Regular officers and men of His Majesty's Forces entitled to war gratuities will have to wait until they retire before being able to draw them.

Sir J. Anderson

No, Sir. Their gratuities will be made available at some convenient time after the final conclusion of hostilities.

Lieut.-Commander Joynson - Hicks

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will publish a White Paper comprehensively setting out the grants, gratuities, post-war credits and allowances as well as the assistance and opportunities for training and rehabilitation in civil life which the Government are offering to ex-Service officers and men.

Sir J. Anderson

As I indicated on 6th February, a comprehensive booklet entitled "Release and Resettlement" will shortly be distributed to all serving members of the Forces. An adequate supply of copies will be available for the use of hon. Members.