HC Deb 12 June 1917 vol 94 c783W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War if he will cause inquiries to be made into the refusal to grant separation allowance to Mrs. Margaret O'Rourke, mother of Private James O'Rourke, No. 221,722 Royal Engineers; if he is aware that he has allotted 6d. per day, and that for eleven months out of fifteen months previous to joining the Army he contributed 15s. per week to his mother's support, and that for four months while he was unemployed he supported himself; and if he will see that this woman is not deprived of separation allowance because her son was idle for four months?


The claim of Mrs. O'Rourke was disallowed by the Pensions Authorities as prior dependence could not be established. An appeal has been received and instructions given for the claim to be re-investigated.

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