Armed Forces (Demobilisation Gratuities).

Oral Answers to Questions — Palestine. – in the House of Commons on 4th March 1942.

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Photo of Mr Frederick Bellenger Mr Frederick Bellenger , Bassetlaw

asked the Prime Minister whether, as part of the scheme for general reconstruction after the cessation of hostilities, His Majesty's Government will give immediate consideration to the question of gratuities to members of the Services, and give to the House an early indication of their proposals?

Photo of Mr Clement Attlee Mr Clement Attlee , Stepney Limehouse

This is a question which will have to be settled by the Government of the day in the light of the circumstances then prevailing.

Photo of Mr Frederick Bellenger Mr Frederick Bellenger , Bassetlaw

Why should that be? Is this not part of the general conditions of service just as much as the improvements in pay and allowances which have been announced recently and just as urgent as plans for demobilisation?