§ Mr. Ness Edwards
asked the Secretary of State for War if he will indicate what effect has the recent increase in supplementary pensions had on cases in which the mother is in receipt of a service allowance and the father is in receipt of a supplementary pension.
Sir J. Griģģ
I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply given to him on 23rd February by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Air. This reply covers the practice of the War Department in these matters.
asked the Secretary of State for War what is the procedure adopted in withdraWinģ the children's allowance in the case of a child reaching school-leaving age and belonging to a family where there are other children eligible for children's allowance.1256W
Sir J. Griģģ
Before a child reaches school-leaving age its mother or guardian is asked whether the child will remain at school beyond that age and continue to receive whole-time education, in which event children's rate of family allowance remains in issue in respect of the child while it continues to receive whole-time education. When family allowance ceases in respect of the child on its leaving school, if it is the eldest child the rate of family allowance in issue in respect of the second child is then increased to the rate for the first child and the rate of allowance in issue in respect of the third child is increased to the rate for the second child.