HC Deb 29 October 1918 vol 110 cc1306-7W

asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether he is prepared to reconsider his former decision not to give the increased separation allowances to children above the age of fourteen and to continue to reduce their old allowances between that age and sixteen in view of the fact that the pension allowances paid to children whose fathers have been disabled or killed are issued intact up to the age of sixteen and sometimes twenty-one, even if, in the case of the latter casualty, their widowed mothers marry again?


The decision in question was not a War Office decision but that of the War Cabinet, and I fear I can add nothing to my answer of 22nd instant to the hon. Member for Westhoughton.