HC Deb 20 December 1955 vol 547 c283W
Mr. G. Roberts

asked the Secretary of State for War if he is aware of delays in meeting claims for travelling expenses incurred by soldiers in attending medical boards; and what changes he proposes to make in the method of payment.

Mr. Head

Regular soldiers and National Service men during their full-time service normally receive an advance to meet their travelling expenses when they go on a journey. The sort of case which the hon. Member has in mind is rare and practically limited to men who are not full-time soldiers. In the past delay has been caused by claims being unnecessarily submitted to the War Office. The matter has now been put right, and I hope that delays will not occur in future.