§ 3. Mr. J. L. Williams
asked the Minister of Pensions whether he is now in a position to make an announcement regarding the improvement in the allowances paid by his Department for the wear and tear of clothing.
§ 4. Mr. Symonds
asked the Minister of Pensions if he is yet in a position to announce an increase in the wear and tear allowance for disabled ex-Service men.
§ Mr. Buchanan
I am glad to say that the present allowances of £3 and £5 a year are being raised to £5 and £8 a year respectively with effect from 1st February, 1948. Application for the increase will not be necessary, but it may be some little time before the work of adjusting the considerable number of current grants is completed.