War Gratuities.

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army. – in the House of Commons on 20th April 1920.

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Photo of Sir Charles Edwards Sir Charles Edwards , Bedwellty

20.

asked the Secretary of State for War why no war gratuity has been paid to ex-Private J. Williams, No. 34, Welsh Guards; if he is aware that this case was placed before the War Office months ago and no satisfaction given and no reason for delay; and will he cause immediate inquiries to be made with a view to settling the matter?

Photo of Mr Archibald Williamson Mr Archibald Williamson , Moray and Nairnshire

Inquiries are being made, and I will let the hon. Member know the result in due course.

Photo of Colonel Charles Yate Colonel Charles Yate , Melton

23.

asked the Secretary of State for War whether, considering that re-employed officers during the War who were in the enjoyment of retired pay have had this pay re-assessed under the terms of paragraph 5, Table XVI, Army Order 324, officers who originally retired on a gratuity and who were also reemployed during the War should equally have their gratuities re-assessed and a distinction between two categories of recalled officers thus removed?

Photo of Mr Archibald Williamson Mr Archibald Williamson , Moray and Nairnshire

I would refer the hon. and gallant Member to the reply given on the 16th December last to the hon. and gallant Member for Finchley, to which I have nothing to add.

Photo of Colonel Charles Yate Colonel Charles Yate , Melton

Does that mean that the case of these officers will be considered or not considered?

Photo of Mr Archibald Williamson Mr Archibald Williamson , Moray and Nairnshire

I cannot add anything to the previous answer.

Photo of Colonel Charles Yate Colonel Charles Yate , Melton

Can the right hon. Gentleman say what was the previous answer?