§ MR. JOYCE
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether his attention has been called to complaints made by boards of guardians in Ireland that in many cases the wives and and children of Militiamen are constrained to become paupers during the absence of the husbands at training; and whether, in view of the increase entailed on the rates, provision will be made for the families of such men by providing separation allowances.
§ *MR. HALDANE
No complaints to the effect stated in the first part of the Question have been received. The expense involved by the provision of separation allowances would be very large, and no money is available for the purpose.