HC Deb 19 January 1943 vol 386 cc21-2
33. Major Milner

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he has considered the proposals submitted by the hon. Member for South-east Leeds for a system of stabilised family allowances such as is already in existence in the case of dependants' allowances, and with what results?

Sir J. Grigg

Yes, Sir. I have considered the proposals submitted by my hon. and gallant Friend, and while they are attractive in many respects, I regret that it is impracticable to put them into effect in present circumstances.

Major Milner

Is the right hon. Gentleman not aware that the expense would be very small, that the convenience would be very great, and that there would be an enormous saving of paper and man-power, and is it not the case that the objection that the proposal is not practicable is one from the Treasury?

Sir J. Grigg

I do not wish to dissociate myself from the Treasury. Dogs do not eat dog in this matter.