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Friendly Society Benefits

Volume 154: debated on Monday 15 May 1922

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asked the Secretary of State for War if he is aware that members of friendly societies who join the Army are being informed by the Army authorities that they cannot whilst serving in the Army receive benefits of a voluntary and independent nature from a friendly society, and that this action is causing desirable young members to allow their membership to lapse; and if he will take steps to have this wrong impression removed?

If my hon. and gallant Friend will furnish me with particulars of any such case, I will inquire into it and communicate with him further.