HC Deb 17 May 1922 vol 154 cc395-6W

asked the Home Secretary whether he is aware that the daughter of Officer Nicholson, Nottingham Prison, left. her situation to act as housekeeper on the death of her mother; that she was at Arnold only for a short time for the benefit of her health; that she was absolutely dependent on her father's earnings as regards the subsistence allowance; whether inquiries were made as to the whole circumstances; and, if so, with what result?


Nicholson was transferred to Nottingham from Derby on the 19th July, 1920, and his daughter for a time lived near the officer, but not with him. During that time, however, subsistence allowance was given to him under the mistaken impression that his wife was still alive. Later, the daughter went back to Derby to live in the officer's old quarters. All the circumstances have been inquired into and considered, and I can find no ground for the grant of a subsistence allowance.