§ 68. Mr. Pethick-Lawrence
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, with a view to encouraging the civil population to promote the war effort, he will extend the disregard of the first 15s. or 20s. a week of earnings of wives for War Service Grant purposes to other dependants of persons in the Forces?
§ Sir K. Wood
The disregard of the first 15s. or 20s. of wives for War Service Grants purposes was approved in order to provide a special inducement to the wives of serving men to undertake paid employment assisting the war effort. The information at present at my disposal does not lead me to think that the present rule operates to deter dependants other than wives from accepting employment assisting the war effort.