HC Deb 07 March 1917 vol 91 cc413-4W

asked the Postmaster-General whether, when the recent increase in separation allowance due to the in- creased cost of living was announced, it was the intention of the Government that such wives of soldiers from the Post Office as were receiving the difference between the Army pay and civil pay should be deprived of any benefit from the increased allowance; and whether, seeing that the price of food has risen to Post Office employés' wives, he will instruct that the amounts paid by the Post Office shall no longer be reduced below the rate previously ruling?


Under the standing Regulations, married Post Office servants, like other Civil servants, are allowed the balance of their civil pay (including war bonus) after the deduction of 7s. in respect of Army pay, together with the amount of the separation allowance. I am not aware of any intention of altering these Regulations.