HC Deb 14 February 1951 vol 484 c400
53. Mr. William Paling

asked the Minister of Defence if he is aware that unmarried women with children who were eligible to draw allowances when their husbands were in the Services during the war find that now their husbands are recalled they do not qualify for such allowances; and if he will consider remedying this anomaly.

Mr. Shinwell

A Reservist with an unmarried dependant living as a wife who drew special dependant's allowance during the war may apply for a National Service grant if he is recalled.

Mr. Paling

is my right hon. Friend aware that men have been recalled to the Services and have made applications for the grant—in one case for an unmarried wife and three children—and that it has been refused?

Mr. Shinwell

If my hon. Friend will furnish particulars of the case, we will look into it.

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