§ Mr. GINNELL
asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office why, notwithstanding an admission that a separation allowance of 7s 1d. a week should be paid to the dependent mother of Private Michael Donnelan, No. 54603, Cheshire Regiment, who joined 2nd May and was discharged 13th November, 1916, she has been paid only 13s. 2d. for the entire period; and whether the balance will now be paid to enable her to pay the debts she has been forced to incur?
§ Mr. FORSTER
I have investigated this case and find that the man claimed an allowance and made an allotment on 6th June, 1916, and that payment of arrears is due—and has now been authorised—from that date until 31st October, 1916. Payment has already been made from 1st November.