HC Deb 23 October 1956 vol 558 cc15-6W
61. Mr. McKay

asked the Secretary of State for War whether the Army pay and allowances for the soldier, about whom particulars have been given to him, who was called up on 17th August and discharged on 4th September, have yet been paid ; and if he is aware that the delay in payment has caused an application for National Assistance to be made.

Mr. Hare

This soldier received the balance of pay for his period of service on 12th September and a further payment for his terminal leave on 19th September. I was not aware that he had applied for National Assistance on discharge until I received the hon. Member's letter of 8th September. I should like to take this opportunity of expressing my regret for the financial worry caused by the delay.

64. Mr. H. Johnson

asked the Secretary of State for War what disciplinary action has been taken against Major Boyt of the Royal Artillery in relation to a letter written by Major Boyt to a Mrs. X, which letter was mentioned at the court martial in Singapore of 23200837 Sergeant Chitty.

Mr. Hare

This officer has been called upon to resign his commission.

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