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?
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?
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.