Mr. M. BARLOW
asked the Secretary of State for War whether, in the case of soldiers sent to certain hospitals, half-pay is deducted; and whether, in view of the fact that soldiers are usually now insured persons under the National Insurance Act, such deductions should be made good out of insurance funds?
§ Mr. FORSTER
As regards the fact of stoppage from pay, I must refer my hon. Friend to my reply to the Hon. Member for South-West Ham on the 21st instant. The soldier is not entitled to any hospital treatment from national insurance funds during his service with the Colours, and does not pay any contribution in respect of such benefit.