HC Deb 22 May 1947 vol 437 c293W
96. Wing-Commander Hulbert

asked the Minister of Defence if he is aware that those who are called up for compulsory service in the Armed Forces and who have previously been supporting their widowed mothers receive no dependants' allowances on joining up; and if he will remedy this hardship.

Mr. Alexander

Men who are now called up for compulsory service in the Forces are, as previously, eligible for dependants' allowance for certain dependent relatives, including widowed members, under the scheme which was in operation during the late war, subject, of course, to the prescribed conditions of entitlement being fulfilled