HC Deb 03 December 1925 vol 188 c2538W

asked the Secretary of State for Air if, in view of the low pensions payable to long service pensioners in his Department, the Air Ministry would be prepared to consider a scheme based on the principles which govern the marriage allowance whereby an additional sum could be granted in respect of each child of the pensioner?


I am afraid that the suggestion contained in the hon. Member's question would not be found practicable nor indeed desirable. The circumstances of the issue of marriage allowance and of service pensions are fundamentally dissimilar.