HC Deb 30 June 1915 vol 72 c1894

8.0 P.M.

(1) Section one hundred and forty-one of the Army Act (which prohibits the assignment of pay and other allowances) shall extend to allowances to wives of officers and soldiers; and, accordingly, in that Section, immediately before the word "widow," there shall be inserted the word "wife."

(2) Sub-section (9) of Section one hundred and fifty-six of the Army Act (which restricts the pledging of identity certificates and life certificates by persons entitled to military pensions, pay and bounty) shall extend to separation or other allowances and relief and accordingly, in that Sub-section, after the word "bounty," wherever it occurs, there shall be inserted the words "allowance or relief."

Amendments made: In Sub-section (1), after the word "wives," insert the words "and dependants";

After the word "wife," insert the words "and for the word 'relative' there shall be substituted the word 'dependant.'"—[Mr. Forster.]

Bill reported, with Amendments.

As amended, considered; read the third time, and passed.