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War Gratuities (Payments)

Volume 415: debated on Tuesday 30 October 1945

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, in order to give the maximum of opportunity for investment in Savings Certificates, Defence Bonds and other Government loans before the end of November and forother reasons, he will expedite the payment of gratuities to demobilised members of the Forces.

:Gratuities are credited to Post Office Savings Bank accounts at the end of release leave and I think it will be best to continue this arrangement.

:Is there any reason why, in view of the fact that all the information necessary for assessing the amounts of gratuities is available not later than the date of demobilisation, the gratuities should not be credited earlier?

:There are various administrative reasons which I think are in favour of continuing the plan which has already been working for some considerable time without any complaints.

Is my right hon. Friend aware that I got my gratuity on the day of my release?