§ 10. Sir C. KINLOCH-COOKE
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether 776 he is aware of the hardships that follow the non-granting of separation allowances to the wives of men who have reached warrant rank in the Royal Navy; and whether he can see his way to give the same privileges in this respect to warrant officers, Royal Navy, as is now given to men who have reached that rank in the Royal Marines?
§ Sir C. KINLOCH-COOKE
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that he gave me the same answer some months ago?
§ Dr. MACNAMARA
I do not think it could be the same some months ago. We made representations to the Select Committee, and I issued a memorandum which included that point.
§ 84. Sir J. LONSDALE
asked if soldiers dependants whose claims for separation allowances are refused will be informed of the reasons for such refusal; and if the War Office will acknowledge as a dependant entitled to separation allowance an aunt or niece or nephew or a woman who has reared from infancy a boy who since he grew up has been contributing to her support?
§ The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the WAR OFFICE (Mr. Harold Baker)
I will consider the suggestion in the first part of the question. The case referred to in the second part is covered by the recommendations of the Select Committee, which have been adopted by His Majesty's Government.
§ 96. Mr. NEEDHAM
asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office which regulation permits the allowance to a dependant being diminished or discontinued in the case of a soldier being imprisoned, with the indirect effect of punishing also the dependant; and, if it is not the intention to punish the dependant, whether instructions will be given which will prevent the allowance from being diminished or discontinued?