Oral Answers to Questions — British Army. – in the House of Commons on 24th February 1942.
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asked the Secretary of State for War whether he will review the system which authorises compulsory stoppages of pay from soldiers on account of barrack damages?
This system has recently been under review, as a result of which it has been decided to make certain modifications in the procedure.
What alteration has been suggested?
In the main what has been proposed is more prompt and frequent inspection and new and unproved methods of assessing damage.
Will the hon. Gentleman bear in mind that the main improvement that is required is that there shall be fewer compulsory stoppages from soldiers' pay?
It is considered that this practice is necessary in order to avoid unwarranted expenditure of public funds.
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