Oral Answers to Questions — War Gratuities (Australian Forces).

– in the House of Commons on 10th May 1922.

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Photo of Colonel Sir Joseph Nall Colonel Sir Joseph Nall , Manchester Hulme

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the War gratuities of men domiciled in Great Britain who served in the Australian Commonwealth forces are in part retained in the form of interest-bearing bonds; and whether the men concerned are entitled to claim encashment of the bonds?

Photo of Hon. Edward Wood Hon. Edward Wood , Ripon

I am informed that this matter is governed by the War Gratuity Act, 1920, of the Commonwealth of Australia, to which I would refer my hon. and gallant Friend. It may be of convenience to him if I send him a copy with this answer of the pertinent Section of the Act referred to.

Photo of Colonel Sir Joseph Nall Colonel Sir Joseph Nall , Manchester Hulme

Would my hon. Friend bring some pressure to bear on the Colonial Governments in this matter?

Photo of Hon. Edward Wood Hon. Edward Wood , Ripon

I think I should be glad if my hon. and gallant Friend would first consult the Act; after that, if he sees fit to make further representations, well and good.