HC Deb 03 February 1942 vol 377 c1040
40. Mr. Ellis Smith

asked the Prime Minister whether consideration has now been given to the question of the pay of the Armed Forces and allowances to their dependants, and whether a statement can be made?

41. Miss Ward

asked the Prime Minister whether he will make a statement on the Government's proposals for bettering the payments and allowances to wives and dependants of men serving in His Majesty's Services?

42. Major Milner

asked the Prime Minister whether he is now in a position to state what improvements are proposed in the pay and allowances of the Armed Forces?

The Lord Privy Seal (Mr. Attlee)

My right hon. Friend the Prime Minister hoped to be able to make a statement on this subject to-day but regrets that he is not yet in a position to do so.

Major Milner

When may we put down a Question again?

Mr. Attlee

I will let my hon. and gallant Friend know. I hope it may be possible to give a Reply very soon.

Mr. Shinwell

Has the Minister of Pensions had his party at Blackpool?

Mr. Bellenger

Will it be possible to issue a White Paper setting out the proposals?

Mr. Attlee

That is being considered.

Miss Ward

Is officers' pay being included?

Mr. Attlee

I cannot anticipate the statement.