§ Mr. ALFRED DAVIES (Clitheroe)
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether he is aware that hardship has been involved to single men on the establishment of the Post Office, whilst they were serving with the forces, because of the failure of the Government to pay them a war bonus; whether he is aware that the Admiralty have now agreed that a distinction between married and single men was improperly made and have now agreed that all arrears and war bonus must be paid to the single men concerned; and whether he will issue the necessary instructions to secure equality of treatment for all departments of the Government service?
§ Mr. BALDWIN
I am not prepared at this date to revise the arrangements which were made after very careful consideration for the extension during the War of war bonus to Government employés while serving with His Majesty's Forces and in receipt of full Navy, Army, or Air Force emoluments. I am informed that the usual practice has been followed in the case of Admiralty employés who would have received war bonus if they had continued under civilian conditions.