HC Deb 20 May 1878 vol 240 cc261-2

asked the President of the Local Government Board, Whether, in order to anticipate an inconsiderate addition to the number of paupers on the application of wives of men in the Reserve Forces, he will circulate a statement of the sums of money their husbands may have been entitled to receive per annum in respect of their contract with the State, their estimated equivalent weekly wages, as well as the separation allowances to which the wives and children are entitled at the cost of the State, and such other information on the subject as may be of service to Guardians in considering these applications?


A Return is in preparation at the War Office, on the Motion, I believe, of my hon. Friend, which will give, as I understand, most of the information to which his Question refers. I have been in communication with the War Office on the subject, and propose to embody the particulars of that information in a letter which will be sent by the Local Government Board to an important Union in the Midland Counties, and I will take care that due publicity is given to the terms of that letter.