HC Deb 30 November 1920 vol 135 cc1089-90
14. Mr. C. WHITE

asked the Secretary of State for War what is the nature of the reserved right under which soldiers' dependants' separation allowance or special parents' allowance can continue to be paid after 28th September, 1920; and what is the number of the Army Order which provides for this?


A soldier who re-enlisted with a promise of the continuance of dependants' allowance to his dependants for the period for which he re-enlisted may secure the continuance of that allowance if he elect to continue at the old rates of pay. The conditions under which he can do this are laid down in Army Order 357 of 1920, a copy of which I am sending the hon. Member.


May I ask whether it is the case that a soldier who had previously been in the Army during the War, and who enlisted again after the peace on the terms of receiving a certain separation allowance, is debarred from further increases of pay if he continue to receive that separation allowance?


I should like notice of that question.