HC Deb 22 April 1915 vol 71 cc422-3W

asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office what pension or payment is allowed to the parents of an unmarried soldier who is killed on active service in those cases where the parents were dependent on him for support, and how the amount is assessed?


If the parents were receiving dependant's allowance, it continues for twenty-six weeks after the notification of the soldier's death. The question of pension will be determined by the new Statutory body referred to in the recent Report of the Select Committee.


also asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office if he will have inquiries made into the case of Mrs. Sarah Draper, of 269, Padiham Road, Burnley, whose son, Ernest Draper, joined the Army Service Corps (Motor Transport Section), No. 046361, about three months ago; and whether he will ascertain why Mrs. Draper has not yet received any Government allowance, and why the letters she has written on several occasions to the paymaster of his regiment have not been acknowledged?


I will make inquiries into this case and let my hon. Friend know the result.