HC Deb 16 March 1943 vol 387 c1048W
Mr. A. Edwards

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he will take steps to relieve the hardship inflicted on the wives and dependants of soldiers under close arrest after the first 28 days have expired?

Sir J. Grigg

Dependants' allowance and family allowance continue to be issued in full while a soldier is under arrest or in detention unless he is discharged or transferred to the reserve. Allotments from the soldier's pay to the family cease after 28 days in order not to throw the soldier's account too heavily into debt, but this rule is now being looked into.