16. Miss Ward
asked the Secretary of State for War whether he will now make a statement on the granting of dependants' allowances to members of the Auxiliary Territorial Service?
§ Captain Margesson
It has been decided to introduce, from a current date, a de- 412 pendants' allowance scheme for general service members of the Auxiliary Teritorial Service. The scheme will follow generally the lines of that applicable to soldiers, but there will be some modifications to provide for the cases of those members of the Auxiliary Territorial Service whose rate of pay is below the minimum rate of a soldier. I am circulating details in the OFFICIAL REPORT. Similar arrangements will apply to the Women's Royal Naval Service and the Women's Auxiliary Air Force.
§ Following are the details:
|Complete scale of dependants' allowances applicable to members of the Auxiliary Territoria Service, where the requisite conditions are fulfilled.|
|If the average net weekly contribution of the Auxiliary Territorial Service member towards the support of the dependent during the six months preceding the commencement of her service.||Rate of allowance (including contributory allotment appropriate to member's rate of pay).|
|Exceeded.||But did not exceed.|
|20||0||except as below.||21||6|
§ A special rate of 25s. a week (including contributory allotment) may be granted to a dependant living alone, or as the member of a household having no other income, if the Auxiliary Territorial Service member's previous net contribution had amounted to 24s. a week, or more. Members of the Auxiliary Territorial Service who are in receipt of pay at less than 2s. 6d. a day will be required to contribute an allotment of 8d. a day towards any allowance which may be awarded. Members paid at 2S. 6d. a day or more will make the same contributory allotments as soldiers on the same rates of pay.