HC Deb 12 May 1915 vol 71 cc1662-3W

asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether he is aware that the 3s. 6d. per week special allowance payable to the wives of soldiers resident in London is not being paid to the wives of soldiers brought from India to serve in the Expeditionary Force and who are now resident in the London postal area; will he state the reason for this differentiation; and whether, in the event of this action being a considered policy on the part of the War Office and in view of the dissatisfaction existing, he will have the point remitted to the Pensions Committee for consideration and decision?


I would refer the hon. Member to the answer given to a similar question put by the right hon. Member for the Oswestry Division on 3rd February last, of which I will send him a copy. There is no discrimination against soldiers from India.