HC Deb 29 October 1918 vol 110 c1279

asked the Pensions Minister whether his attention has been drawn to the case of a discharged soldier who has been sent by the Denbighshire local war pensions com to Aberystwyth College for training as a teacher under a scheme in existence at the college for training discharged soldiers; whether he is aware that his Department have refused to sanction the allowances to cover the cost of clothing and maintenance during the college vacation being paid by the committee; will he state the reason for this refusal; and whether, in view of the fact that the training of the man in question is likely to make him a valuable servant of the country, he will now sanction the expenditure incurred?


I hope that under an arrangement recently concluded, which will apply generally to discharged soldiers admitted to the training colleges of the Board of Education, it will be possible for this man to be granted an allowance sufficient, with his pension, to give him £1 a week. As he will only have to keep himself during the vacation this should enable him to take the course.


May we take it that this arrangement will be made at once, so that this man's training may not be interrupted?


I understand that this arrangement is to come into operation immediately.

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