§ 102. Mr. Bowden
asked the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations when the subscriptions made to the Defence Service Officers Provident Fund, subsequent to 1st April, 1947, with interest to date will be repaid to the ex-Indian Army officers concerned; and if it is intended to pay interest to these officers in respect of their total subscriptions to the said Fund, in view of the delay in repaying their money.
§ Mr. Gordon-Walker
As my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Air explained in answer to a question on 8th February, there has unfortunately been considerable delay in the payment of these balances. I am glad to say, however, that there is now a prospect of better progress, and a number of payments have, in fact, been made. The rules of the Fund provide that interest shall be credited up to the end of the month preceding that in which payment is made, but not beyond six months from the date on which the account is closed.