§ Mr. Sharp
asked the Secretary of State for War when, and by what procedure, payments of postwar credits and gratuities are made to soldiers released to WIT Reserve; and when such payments will be made to 153137 Staff-Sergeant W. E. Duncan, R.E.M.E., c/o 90, Wormald Street, Heckmondwike, who was so released in July, 1944, after nearly five years' service.
§ Mr. Bellenger
Payment is normally made by means of a credit in the Post Office Savings Bank but when the man is resident abroad, payment is made in cash. In claiming his gratuity and postwar credits, Staff-Sergeant Duncan gave an address in Iran and the sum due was, therefore, notified to His Britannic 213W Majesty's Consul, Abadan, South Iran, for issue on application. Staff-Sergeant Duncan was so informed on 15th October, 1946. It therefore remains for him to apply to the Consul for the money if he is still in Iran. If he is not in Iran he should forward a fresh claim to the War Office.