HC Deb 28 March 1945 vol 409 cc1402-3W
Mr. Sorensen

asked the Secretary of State for War if he is aware of the disquiet in Nigeria respecting gratuities for African soldiers and demobilisation; whether all African soldiers, including those wounded, will receive the gratuity; and whether a pronouncement on both matters will be made in the near future.

Mr. A. Henderson

The answer to the first part of the Question is "No, Sir." It has already been announced locally that gratuities will be paid to all discharged African soldiers unless they have been discharged for dishonourable reasons. A Demobilisation Committee in West Africa under the chairmanship of the Resident Minister is now working on the subject and further details will be published as soon as possible.