HC Deb 06 August 1940 vol 363 c8
10. Sir John Jarvis

asked the Secretary of State for War the periods for which pay and allowances continue to be made by his Department in the case of soldiers who are reported missing or missing believed killed; and whether he is aware of the anxiety of many wives at the present time to have an official ruling on the matter?

Mr. Eden

The regulations regarding the continuance of pay and allowances when soldiers are "missing" or "missing believed killed" were published in an Army Order dated 16th May, 1940, of which I am sending my hon. Friend a copy. A full explanation is sent to the wife or known dependant in each case by the officer in, charge of records shortly after the notification of the casualty is made.