§ 50. Mr. HOGGE
asked the Prime Minister whether he will take the discussion on separation allowances on the Motion standing on the Order Paper to-day—That this House condemns the new increased separation allowances on account of the fact that no increase is made in the allowance to wives; that no distinction is drawn between childless wives married prior to 14th August, 1914, and subsequently; that such increases as are made to the allowances of childless wives are within the discretion of the Minister of Pensions; that the increased allowances for wives and children do not keep pace with the increased cost of living; that the allowances to dependent parents are inadequate and that generally the basal payment to all classes of dependants is such as not to admit of an adequate scale of pensions in the event of the death of the sailor or soldier on whom they are dependent.
§ 122. Mr. ALDEN
asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that Mrs. Davis, 106, Peabody Cottages, Lordship Lane, Tottenham, wife of Sergeant F. Davis, No. 94202, 158th Labour Company, British Expeditionary Force, France, has not received her separation allowance for a month owing to the fact that her pay book was recalled and seems to have been lost; and whether he will take action immediately?
§ Mr. FORSTER
On the 24th instant Mrs. Davis called at the War Office, and stated that the new book of allowance forms issued for her had not reached the post office for payment. Action was at once taken and a duplicate book was issued to Mrs. Davis on the 28th instant.