HC Deb 01 February 1938 vol 331 cc2-3
2. Mr. Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that it is possible for a soldier who has married young to have as much as 12 years ex emplary service to his credit and yet have to wait for four years or more after he has attained the age of 26 years with out being able to secure married quarters; and what steps he proposes to take to remedy this?

Mr. Hore-Belisha

Certainly; all married soldiers of 26 automatically draw marriage allowance, but the provision of a married quarter is conditioned by the number of these available.

Mr. Lewis

Am I to understand that my right hon. Friend is doing anything to increase the number available?

Mr. Hore-Belisha

Yes, Sir.

Mr. George Griffiths

What is the good of the Minister of Health bringing in a Population Bill, if the Secretary for War is stopping it in this way?

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