Ex-OFFICERS (PAY).

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Air Force. – in the House of Commons on 18th May 1922.

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Photo of Lieutenant Alfred Raper Lieutenant Alfred Raper , Islington East

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asked the Secretary of State for Air whether his attention has been drawn to the fact that a certain firm of bankers are endeavouring to recover from ex-officers money which was paid to them in error by that firm a considerable time ago and accepted by them in good faith; and what steps does the Ministry propose to take in the matter?

Captain GUEST:

If my hon. Friend will give me particulars of the cases he has in mind, I will investigate them and will send him a reply.

Photo of Lieutenant Alfred Raper Lieutenant Alfred Raper , Islington East

While thanking the right hon. Gentleman, may I ask why the Air Force entrust the payment of their officers to two banks, one of which carries it out in a businesslike way and the other in an unsatisfactory way? Why not entrust the payment of officers of the Air Force to one bank?

Captain GUEST:

I will make inquiries.

Mr. L. MALONE:

Is there any reason why the Air Force should not adopt the policy of the Admiralty, and not give a monopoly to any private bank at all?

Captain GUEST:

If the hon. Member will put down a question on the subject in a few days, I will give him a reply.