HC Deb 15 February 1940 vol 357 cc967-8W
Mr. T. Williams

asked the Secretary of State for War the number of applications for dependants' allowances in respect of single Service men, and the number of claims dealt with and awards now in issue?

Sir V. Warrender

On 10th February, approximately 120,300 claims had been received, of which 850 had lapsed owing to the non-receipt of an associated claim from either the soldier or his dependant, and 20,100 were still in course of investigation. Of the balance, 37,500 had been allowed and 61,850 rejected. In approximately 46,500 of the cases rejected, the soldier stated that he did not wish to make an allotment from his pay if an allowance was not given. Separate figures for married and single men are not available.

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