HC Deb 24 January 1940 vol 356 cc601-2W
Mr. T. Williams

asked the Minister of Pensions the reasons for disallowing a special allowance to the wife of a serving soldier whose total income is 24s. per week, including her husband's allotment, and who pays 17s. 6d. a week rent?

Sir W. Womersley

I am satisfied that the War Service Grants Advisory Committee would not fail to advise me to make a grant in a case in which the facts are as stated by the hon. Member. I might say that if he has in mind a case on which he has recently written to me, he is under a misapprehension as to the amount of the household income. The case has, however, recently been reviewed by the committee following an appeal by the soldier's wife, and I am accepting their advice to award her a small weekly allowance.

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