HC Deb 06 May 1952 vol 500 c12W
58. Mr. Hurd

asked the Secretary of State for War what arrangements are made for payment to soldiers serving in Germany of the £50 bounty due to those signing on for an extension of Regular service; and what delay occurs normally before payment is made.

Mr. Head

Normally no undue delay occurs in the payment of these bounties. There is, however, no automatic payment of them in Germany to men serving there, because their local spending is restricted under the Exchange Control Act, 1947; their bounties are paid to a nominated account in this country. Where exceptional necessity or hardship justifies immediate payment in Germany, special arrangements are made.