asked the Minister of Pensions whether he is aware that William Stark, late sergeant, 14729, Royal Scots, was awarded a pension of 46s. 8d. per week, to take effect from 25th November, 1919; whether 19s. weekly is being 1307W deducted for hospital allowance and the balance to be paid to his mother; whether his mother has received £46 14s. up to 5th April, 1921, although the amount should be £102 Vs. 4d.; and whether he will authorise the payment of the balance of £55 13s. 4d.?
§ Mr. MACPHERSON
The appropriate treatment allowance in this case is at the rate of 27s. 8d. a week, without deduction for maintenance, and this sum (less any pocket money allowance) is, in accordance with practice, accumulating for the man's use in the event of his recovery and discharge. A dependant's allowance, assessed under the Royal Warrant at 13s. 2d. a week is, in addition, in payment to the man's mother. I am inquiring as to whether, in the particular circumstances of the case, it is possible for this amount to be supplemented from the pensioner's treatment allowance.