§ 68. Mr. HOGGE
asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office what payment is made to dependants after the expiry of twenty-six weeks from the date of the soldier's death; whether a payment is made of dependancy allowance only; whether all arrears are paid in cases where there has been any interval between the end of the twenty-six weeks and the payment of dependancy allowance; and whether these arrangements have been necessary owing to the failure of the Government to set up the new Statutory Committee expeditiously?
§ Mr. FORSTER
After the expiry of the twenty-six weeks the dependant is entitled to such gratuity or pension as the scheme recently laid before the House provides. The instructions are that gratuities are paid as soon as possible after cessation of separation allowance and pension is issued in continuation of separation allowance, without interval. Where there is doubt as to the amount of pension, depending upon health and other circumstances, the maximum rate issuable under the scheme is paid pending final assessment