HC Deb 16 July 1925 vol 186 c1529

asked the Secretary of State for Air whether, seeing that children's allowances are stopped in addition to marriage allowance when an airman refuses to live with his wife, through no fault on the wife's part, but are payable to a guardian other than the wife, whereas it was obviously not the intention of the Regulation to penalize a- mother who is better qualified to look after her children than any guardian, he will take steps to confer with the other Service Departments concerned with a view to modifying this Regulation?

The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for AIR (Major Sir Philip Sassoon)

The question of modifying the Regulation referred to by the hon. and gallant Member has already been considered by the Inter-Departmental Committee which deals with such questions, and it was found that there were difficulties in the way of admitting marriage allowance in these cases. The question is being further considered, however, and I will let the hon. and gallant Member know whether it is found possible to modify the present Regulation in any respect.