HC Deb 05 March 1919 vol 113 c379
61. Lieutenant-Colonel Sir F. HALL

asked the Prime Minister what is the amount of the gratuity or allowance paid on demobilisation to members of the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps who have served overseas; what is the amount of the allowance paid to women munition workers who cease to be employed owing to the conclusion of hostilities; and if he will state on what grounds it has been decided to deal on a more generous scale with the latter than with the women who have taken an active part in the War at personal risk and with much less financial benefit to themselves?


I have been asked to reply to this question. The hon. and gallant Member would appear to be under a misapprehension. Members of the Q.M.A.A.C. (other than officials) who have served overseas, are entitled on discharge to twenty-eight days' pay and allowances, and are eligible for out-of-work donation at the full rate for twenty-six weeks as against the usual thirteen weeks ordinarily applicable to women munition workers. I am not aware that apart from the out-of-work donation women munition workers are entitled to any special allowance on discharge except the week's pay in lieu of notice for which the Munitions of War Acts provide.