HC Deb 26 September 1944 vol 403 cc18-9
40. Mr. Driberg

asked the Secretary of State for War if the review of allowances payable in respect of Service men's children living in the care of guardians is complete; and if he can now state whether the recent increases are to apply to such allowances.

The Secretary of State for War (Sir James Grigg)

When the soldier's home is being maintained, and the guardian is a full-time paid housekeeper, the full allowance as for a wife with children will be paid. Otherwise, the guardian will receive 8s. a week less than the wife with children, together with Ws. 6d. a week in respect of each child; for example, there will be paid in respect of the motherless children of a soldier below the rank of sergeant 27s. a week, including his qualifying allotment, plus 12s. 6d. for each child. Where the soldier's home is not being maintained, 16s. for each child, exclusive of the soldier's qualifying allotment, will be paid.