§ 70. Sir W. SEAGER
asked the Secretary of State for War if he is aware of the discontent prevailing amongst demobilised men because of the long period they have to wait for the payment of their gratuities; does he know that many sailors and soldiers have had to wait from four to seven weeks or more after the gratuity has been deposited in the Post Office Savings Bank for payment; and will he take action in the matter to avoid this serious delay?
§ Mr. FORSTER
The arrangements for the payment of gratuities to demobilised men provide for the Post Office Savings Bank book being ready for issue at the local post office on the last day of the man's dispersal furlough. If the hon. Member will give me particulars of any individual cases of failure which may have come to his notice I shall be glad to have them investigated.