HC Deb 03 April 1917 vol 92 c1134W

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?


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.

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