HC Deb 18 July 1944 vol 402 cc22-3
47. Rear-Admiral Beamish

asked the Prime Minister if he will on the analogy of the removal of anomalies in pay and allowances of all ranks in the Services, make a statement and cause to be removed the anomalous variations that now exist between the three Services in dealing with marital disputes and reconciliation procedure, which were fully represented by a recent deputation to the Ministries concerned and not yet adjusted.

The Prime Minister

These questions were very fully posed by the deputation to which my hon. and gallant Friend refers. I do not think I can usefully add to what was said by Ministers on that occasion.

Rear-Admiral Beamish

Is my right hon. Friend aware how greatly the work would be facilitated for the societies and organisations concerned, if we could get uniformity of procedure; and will he therefore do what he can to hasten such uniformity?

The Prime Minister

The circulation of my hon. and gallant Friend's' supplementary question will, perhaps, have the effect he desires.

Mr. Bellenger

Is the Prime Minister aware that although the questions were fully posed by the deputation, the answers we got from two Ministers were not so adequate?

The Prime Minister

They may not have been what the hon. Member desired, but perhaps they were all that could be said.