HC Deb 29 May 1919 vol 116 c1454W

asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether he is aware that, according to Scottish Law, two-thirds of a deceased soldier's gratuity is the property of the child or children; whether the children's portion is being invested till the child or children reach the age of twenty-one years; and whether, in view of the financial struggles of the average soldier's widow with a family, he will consider the advisability of paying the gratuity in full at once?


I would refer the hon. Member to my reply on the 15th May to a question on this subject put by the hon. Member for Central Edinburgh.