§ 2. Mr. SMEDLEY CROOKE
asked the Minister of Pensions under what circumstances his department continues allowances to war orphans beyond the age of 16, and up to what age such allowances are continued?
§ Major TRYON
Allowances for children normally cease at the age of 16, but where, on reaching that age, the child is an apprentice or learner in receipt of nominal wages only or is receiving higher education at a secondary school, university or technical institute, or is unable to earn a living through mental or physical infirmity, the allowance may, under the provisions of the Royal Warrants, be extended for a period, subject to the continuance of the qualifying conditions, but in no case beyond the age of 21.
§ Mr. CROOKE
Does not the right hon. Gentleman consider that these allowances might be allowed to continue as long as need and capacity exists?