§ Colonel ROUNDELL
asked the Secretary of State for War whether officers of British and Indian military services serving in Mesopotamia and the Mesopotamian Expeditionary Forces in the capacity of political officers have been refused a war gratuity for such services; and, if this is so, what are the reasons for this differential treatment of officers of the Mesopotamia political services as compared with officers fulfilling similar functions in the occupied enemy territories administration (Palestine) under the Egyptian Expeditionary Forces who have received their gratuity?
§ Sir A. WILLIAMSON
I should be glad if the hon. and gallant Member would address this question to my right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State for India, who, I understand, will be prepared to give him an answer.