HC Deb 01 April 1941 vol 370 c839
21. Mr. Dobbie

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he has again considered the position of the wives of members of the Armed Forces of the Crown from the standpoint of granting an immediate advance in the Government allowance of 18s. per week to a sum of 25s. per week to a wife, with corresponding advances to other dependants, so as to allow them a better standard of living than that enjoyed by them at the moment?

Captain Margesson

I am afraid that I am unable to add anything to the answer given to my hon. Friend on 21st January.

Mr. Dobbie

In view of the fact that the proficient soldier of to-day must be a skilled man, and that he has no trade union to state his case, and is not able to use economic power to give effect to his demands, and in view of the increased cost of living and general difficulties of their families to meet the needs of life, will the Minister request the Government again to review the case?