HC Deb 25 March 1930 vol 237 c296W

asked the Minister of Pensions whether, in the case of a man who is separated from his wife and children and a magistrate's order for maintenance has been made against him, he will consider granting treatment allowances in respect of the separated wife and children of a pensioner who is undergoing a course of treatment?


Allowances during a course of medical treatment are not ordinarily payable to a man in respect of members of his family not in fact being maintained by him in his own home. Consideration is, however, given to any exceptional case where a man is in consequence of treatment unable without assistance to continue support which he was otherwise giving to such persons.