HC Deb 24 April 1941 vol 371 cc258-9
51. Captain Thurtle

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that difficulty is caused, on occasion, to soldiers abroad by the rule which forbids a soldier in receipt of family allowance to make a voluntary allotment from his pay to any person other than the recipient of the family allowance; and will he take steps to remedy this?

Mr. Law

Arrangements have been made under which a married soldier who is serving outside the United Kingdom may make allotments from his pay to certain near relatives, namely, father, mother, brother or sister, in addition to the allotment accompanying his family allowance, provided that the aggregate amount of the two allotments does not exceed the prescribed proportion of pay.