HC Deb 21 March 1939 vol 345 cc1091-2
6. Mr. Pilkington

asked the Secretary of State for War whether the age at which marriage allowances are paid to soldiers is to be reduced; and, if so, when?

Mr. Hore-Belisha

I would refer my hon. Friend to the statement I made on this subject on 14th March in connection with the Report stage of Army Estimates.

Mr. Pilkington

Can my right hon. Friend give any date when he is likely to be able to give an answer to the question?

Mr. Hore-Belisha

No, Sir.

Mr. George Griffiths

Is it not the fact that relatives of these men are having to go to the Poor Law for financial assistance; and will the right hon. Gentleman tell the hon. Member for Widnes (Mr. Pilkington) that also?

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