Educational Grants (Mother's Re-Marriage).

Oral Answers to Questions — Naval and Military Pensions and Grants. – in the House of Commons on 2nd March 1922.

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Photo of Mr James Bell Mr James Bell , Ormskirk


asked the Minister of Pensions if his attention has been drawn to the case of the children of the late Private H. D. Phillips, No. 2617, King's Liverpool Regiment, who for the past three years have been receiving an educational grant from the Special Grants Committee; whether he is aware that this grant was stopped last September and that, despite repeated letters on the matter, the mother of the children has only just been informed that, in view of altered circumstances owing to remarriage, the Special Grants Committee are unable to sanction any further grant for the two eldest children or to award any grant to the youngest child; and whether, in view of the fact that Mrs. Cresswell re-married three years ago and that her circumstances have not altered in any respect during this period, he will have inquiries made into the case?

Photo of Sir James Macpherson Sir James Macpherson , Ross and Cromarty

I am inquiring into this case, and will communicate with my hon. Friend.