HC Deb 11 February 1947 vol 433 cc169-70
23. Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

asked the Secretary of State for War when he intends to make a further announcement on the payment of marriage allowances to officers of under 25 years of age.

37. Mr. Lipson

asked the Secretary of State for War if the wives of married doctors under 25 years of age who are called up into the Army as officers will be eligible for marriage allowances for themselves and their children.

Mr. Bellenger

I am not in a position to make a statement at present but I hope to do so in the near future.

Mr. Lipson

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that it is not fair to these men compulsorily to call them up and to make no provision for their dependants? Will he see to this without delay?

Mr. Bellenger

I do not think that affects the decision. I think this refers to Regular officers.

Several hon. Members


Mr. Speaker

We have been over half an hour, and we have just got through 24 Questions.