HC Deb 20 November 1918 vol 110 cc3404-5
12. Mr. HOGGE

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether on demobilisation warrant officers will get £20 gratuity, sergeants £10, and privates £5; and whether, seeing that we shall be maintaining a large standing Army for the best part of two years after peace is signed, he can make any statement on the subject?


I think my hon. Friend has in mind a statement on these points which recently appeared in a newspaper. That statement was totally incorrect and unauthorised, except that it is the intention of the Government to give a war gratuity on demobilisation. I understand that my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer will deal with the matter in answer to Question No. 48.