HC Deb 29 April 1919 vol 115 cc32-3W

asked the Home Secretary if he will consider an amendment to the law, which at present requires poor women who are compelled to take proceedings against soldiers or sailors for the maintenance of themselves or children to pay the railway fares and expenses of defendants to enable them to attend the hearing of the cases, as provided by the Army Act, 1881, and the Naval Discipline Act, 1915?


I have been in communication with the Admiralty, the Army Council and the Air Ministry on the subject, but am not in a position to propose any amendment of the law. The question is one on which considerable difference of opinion exists.