HC Deb 14 June 1915 vol 72 cc493-4
33. Mr. O'DOWD

asked the Under-Secretary for War whether members of the Ancient Order of Hibernians and other societies in Ireland who have joined the Army and have made the necessary allowance of 6d. per day off their salaries, in accordance with War Office regulations, are being treated exceptionally in regard to the weekly allowances due to their dependants at home; and, if so, whether steps will be taken to have the matter set right as soon as possible?


No instructions have been given for any exceptional treatment, and I am not aware of any.

44. Mr. WING

asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether, if a soldier, the son of a soldier on active service, makes an allotment to his sister over sixteen years of age, the sister can receive the Government allowance to an amount sanctioned by the local pension committee; and, if not, will he say why this is not allowed?


A soldier's sister is eligible under the same conditions as other dependants?