§ 59. Mr. KING
asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether he is aware that in cases where soldiers have applied for relief to the Civil Liabilities Committee their female dependants, in the soldiers' absence, have been asked to attend at police stations to undergo examination, and that in certain cases these ladies have declined to attend with the result that all relief has been refused; and whether the Civil Liabilities Committee will be asked to be more tactful and considerate in their procedure?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD (Mr. Hayes Fisher)
I have been asked to answer this question. I am not aware of any case in which applicants have been required to attend at police stations, and as some 65,000 applications have already been received I think I should have heard if there had been any cause for complaint. 1839 If, however, the hon. Member will send me the particulars of any case which he has in mind I will have inquiries made.