HC Deb 20 January 1942 vol 377 cc237-8W
Mr. Graham White

asked the Secretary of State for War what modification has been made, or is proposed to be made, in the practice of the withholding of family allowances to officers on the grounds that the family resides outside the sterling area, in view of the concession announced on 9th January?

Mr. Hammersley

asked the Secretary of State for War as sterling can be transferred to America for the support of evacuated children, will officers whose children have been evacuated to America and who have been deprived of allowances for them now be paid these allowances; and will the arrangement be retrospective?

Sir E. Grigg

In the case of those who are permitted to make remittances, allowances will be admissible as from 1st January, 1942, provided that remittances are made to the extent of the allowances or the maximum limit of remittance whichever is the less.