HC Deb 10 December 1942 vol 385 c1687
34. Mr. Lipson

asked the Minister of Pensions why he has refused a War Ser vice Grant to cover school fees of three guineas a term to the wife of a soldier serving in the Middle East, of whose name and small financial resources he has been informed; and will he reconsider his decision and agree to pay the fees?

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Pensions (Mr. Paling)

In the case I believe the hon. Member has in mind the school fees were taken into account in considering the amount of the War Service Grant. I am writing to the hon. Member, giving him some further particulars he may perhaps wish to have.

Mr. Lipson

Is the hon. Gentleman aware that this woman has only a very meagre income, and should not these fees be paid; is he prepared to reconsider the matter?

Mr. Paling

I have already indicated that these are paid in the weekly amount allowed in the grant now. If after the hon. Member has read the full statement he is not satisfied, perhaps he will see me again.