HC Deb 07 June 1946 vol 423 c392W
Mr. Hollis

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that demobilised officers and men are experiencing delays of seven weeks and over in receiving their gratuities and demobilisation leave pay, and are experiencing great hardship; and whether he will arrange for a more rapid discharge of these obligations.

Mr. Lawson

I am not aware of any general delay in the payment of war gratuities or release leave pay, but I would point out that war gratuity is not paid until the 57th day after the beginning of release leave, as men released under Class A receive pay up to that date. If the hon. Member will send me particulars of any case where delay appears to have occurred I will gladly investigate it.