17. Viscountess ASTOR
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty whether, in assessing compassionate allowances for children, A.F.O. 708/21, providing £16 per annum in ordinary circumstances, and £25 per annum in the case of motherless children, irrespective of the officer's rank, will be taken into consideration?
§ Mr. AMMON
Allowances to children of commissioned officers at the rate of £16 per annum in ordinary circumstances, and £25 in motherless cases, have been in force since the 13th August, 1920. The rates for children of mates, commissioned officers from warrant rank, warrant officers, Royal Navy and Royal Marines, coastguard officers and quartermasters, Royal Marines, are still under consideration, and when settled awards already made to the children of such officers who died on or after the 13th August, 1920, will be re-assessed as from that date.