HC Deb 14 June 1939 vol 348 c1317W
Sir R. Glyn

asked the Secretary of State for War whether, in consultation with the Minister of Labour he will consider the case of men who have enlisted in anti-aircraft units embodied for 28 days and who are by trade labourers in the building construction trades and receive pay by the hour and not on the ordinary weekly basis, in consequence of which their employers do not help them by paying a proportion or the whole of their normal wage during the time these men are in camp; and whether the peculiar position of these men, especially if they have families, can be considered?

Mr. Hore-Belisha

It is not practicable to distinguish between the cases referred to in the question and any other cases in which civil pay is not drawn. Family allowance will be issuable to Territorials called out for service under the Reserve and Auxiliary Forces Act, 1939, if they are otherwise entitled to it, without any restriction as to their age.