§ 26. Mr. ADAMSON
asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether 1527 it is a practice in some cases when a soldier is in hospital to deduct 9d. per day from his pay; if so, will he state the reasons for this deduction; whether the deduction is made in all cases; if not, will he state the reason for the differentiation; whether he is aware that, in the case of a married soldier who has allotted 3s. 6d per week to his wife, such deduction means that while in hospital he is getting into debt; and whether he will have the matter reconsidered with a view to wounded and sick soldiers receiving their full pay?
§ Mr. FORSTER
I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply which I gave yesterday to the hon. Member for Devonport.