HC Deb 20 May 1919 vol 116 cc199-200

asked the Home j Secretary whether he is aware of the hard- ship imposed on poor women who are compelled to take proceedings against soldiers or sailors for the maintenance of themselves or children, in having to bear the cost of the railway fares and expenses of soldiers and sailors to enable them to attend the hearing of cases as provided by the Army Act, 1881, and the Naval Discipline (No. 2) Act, 1915; and whether he proposes to take steps to remedy this grievance?


My right hon. Friend is aware of the hardship which-sometimes arises, but it is a matter of much difficulty to find a satisfactory remedy. He is arranging to have the matter further considered by the Departments concerned—the Admiralty, the War Office, and the Air Ministry.