§ Mr. P. MEEHAN
asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether he has received resolutions from War pensions committees in Ireland urging that the system of basing separation allowances on pre-war dependence needs reconsideration and giving reasons there for; and whether he intends taking any action in the matter?
§ Mr. FORSTER
The hon. Member has sent me a copy of a resolution on this subject. I understand the original went to the Statutory Committee, and I suggest he should address his question to the Minister for Pensions. As far as the War Office is concerned, I think the hon. Member will readily realise that it is not possible to give separation allowances to all applicants, whether there was pre-war dependence or not.