HC Deb 14 June 1939 vol 348 cc1291-2
36. Mr. Ralph Beaumont

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty whether he is aware that whereas a naval officer is entitled to an allowance in respect of a child until the child attains the age of 16, a naval rating is only entitled to such an allowance while his child is under the elementary school-leaving age and that allowance does not continue after that date even if the child is continuing his education; and whether he will take steps to remove this anomaly?

Mr. Shakespeare

The question is one which affects all three Services and is under consideration. I am not yet in a position to give a definite reply.