Travelling Expenses.

Oral Answers to Questions — Naval and Military Pensions and Grants. – in the House of Commons on 18th May 1922.

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Colonel BURN:

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asked the Minister of Pensions whether, in view of his statement that discharged and pensioned sailors and soldiers should not suffer on account of the Geddes Committee Report, he is aware that on 3rd May more than 20 men had to go from Paignton to Torquay to draw their weekly allowance at a cost of 9d. to each man; and whether this amount will be refunded to these men?

Photo of Sir James Macpherson Sir James Macpherson , Ross and Cromarty

I regret to find that there was some misunderstanding in this matter. The allowances should have been remitted by postal draft, and that course will be followed in future. In the circumstances the necessary travelling expenses incurred by these men will be refunded.