HC Deb 07 June 1921 vol 142 cc1679-80

asked the Secretary of State for Air whether any decision has been come to as a result of the consultation between the three service Departments foreshadowed in a letter to an air-man's wife, dated November, 1920, on the cases of wives of airmen who have been unable to enforce the maintenance allotted by Courts on separation orders, and who have been compelled to accept 10s. 6d. per week to be collected at the post office; if he is aware that in many of these cases there are children to support; and is there any intention to revise the present Regulations?

The SECRETARY of STATE for AIR (Captain Guest)

The hon. Member has failed to appreciate that my reply of the 5th May to his question, couched in almost exactly similar terms, stated that the consultation to which he referred had taken place, and that the opinion of this conference was reflected in the change of the Army and Air Force (Annual) Act for the current year, by the provisions of which the amount which may be compulsorily stopped from an airman's pay below the rank of sergeant has been raised from 10s. 6d. a week to 14s. a week.