Oral Answers to Questions — British Army. – in the House of Commons on 7th May 1940.

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Photo of Mr John Parker Mr John Parker , Romford

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that many soldiers, when convalescing in France, receive only 25 francs weekly and so are unable to attend concerts, etc.; and whether he will either raise this pay or allow free entry to these soldiers?

Photo of Hon. Oliver Stanley Hon. Oliver Stanley , Westmorland

Cash payments to a soldier who is under medical care are made at the discretion of the medical officer in charge, who may issue what he considers suitable within the amount to which the soldier is entitled. There is no reason, therefore, for any special concession as regards entry to concert parties.