§ 25. Sir J. AGG-GARDNER
asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether Private Godwin, of Cheltenham, who enlisted in the Army Service Corps, Horse Transport, on the 11th August, 1914, on the War Office promise that he should receive 4S. a day pay and his wife 30s. a week allowance, and which through a mistake on the part of the War Office as to the date of his enlistment has been reduced to 1s. 8d. per day for himself and 19s. 6d. a week for his wife since 12th February, 1917, will be reimbursed the loss incurred by his wife and himself through this mistake, and be reinstated in the possession of the pay promised him on enlistment?
§ The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the WAR OFFICE (Mr. Forster)
As the result of recent investigation it has been found that although the higher rate of pay was not generally in force at the time, this soldier was in fact enlisted at the higher rate, and it has been restored to him with retrospective effect.