HC Deb 20 June 1938 vol 337 c707
74. Mr. Day

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether, in view of the fact that there are men serving in the Royal Navy who have married under the age of 25 years and accordingly are not entitled to marriage allowance, and whose wives and children are drawing relief from public assistance committees, he will take steps to ensure that the marriage age limit of persons serving in the various services of His Majesty may be reduced?

Captain Wallace

No, Sir. As regards the particular cases mentioned, I would refer the hon. Member to the reply given in this House on 13th April last by my right hon. Friend the First Lord of the Admiralty to the hon. Member for Linlithgow (Mr. Mathers).

Mr. Day

Can the right hon. Gentleman say how many of those who are married have their wives and families on public assistance?

Captain Wallace

Not without notice.