§ 56. Colonel ASHLEY
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware that some of the retired officers Government employment have not yet been paid the sums which were illegally deducted from their pay in the interval between the passing of the Retired Officers (Civil Employment) Act, 1919, and the framing of the new rules; and will he take steps to expedite payment of these sums owing for nearly a year?
§ The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER (Mr. Chamberlain)
The deductions are not illegal, for the Act does not come into operation until an Order has been issued thereunder. regret that this Order has been so long delayed, but it will be laid, I hope, in a few days, arid instructions are being issued to Departments to make the refunds for which the Order will give formal authority.