HC Deb 17 June 1918 vol 107 cc51-2W

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether it is his intention to take the necessary steps to secure uniformity in the separation allowances granted to the dependants of men serving in the Navy with those serving in the Army?


As my hon. Friend is no doubt aware, this matter was referred to a Committee presided over by my right hon. and learned Friend the Member for Dublin University. Their proposals—which provided for equalisation in the lowest grades if certain conditions were satisfied—were considered and accepted by the War Cabinet, and were announced by me in a reply to my hon. and learned Friend the Member for York, on the 4th June. I will forward to my hon. Friend a copy of extracts from the Admiralty orders on the subject.


asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether it is in order that the allowance to a wife may be partly stopped on account of her husband's debt; and, if it is not in order, why the allowance to the wife of Sergeant G. Woodly, No. 40628, has been reduced by Regimental Paymaster Hamilton from 30s. 2d. to 22s. on account of her husband's debt of about £6?


Inquiry is being made, and I will communicate with my hon. Friend as soon as possible.