Armed Forces (Pay and Allowances).

Oral Answers to Questions — Post-War Reconstruction. – in the House of Commons on 3rd February 1942.

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Photo of Mr Ellis Smith Mr Ellis Smith , Stoke-on-Trent Stoke

asked the Prime Minister whether consideration has now been given to the question of the pay of the Armed Forces and allowances to their dependants, and whether a statement can be made?

Miss Ward:

asked the Prime Minister whether he will make a statement on the Government's proposals for bettering the payments and allowances to wives and dependants of men serving in His Majesty's Services?

Photo of Mr James Milner Mr James Milner , Leeds South East

asked the Prime Minister whether he is now in a position to state what improvements are proposed in the pay and allowances of the Armed Forces?

Photo of Mr Clement Attlee Mr Clement Attlee , Stepney Limehouse

My right hon. Friend the Prime Minister hoped to be able to make a statement on this subject to-day but regrets that he is not yet in a position to do so.

Photo of Mr James Milner Mr James Milner , Leeds South East

When may we put down a Question again?

Photo of Mr Clement Attlee Mr Clement Attlee , Stepney Limehouse

I will let my hon. and gallant Friend know. I hope it may be possible to give a Reply very soon.

Photo of Mr Emanuel Shinwell Mr Emanuel Shinwell , Seaham

Has the Minister of Pensions had his party at Blackpool?

Photo of Mr Frederick Bellenger Mr Frederick Bellenger , Bassetlaw

Will it be possible to issue a White Paper setting out the proposals?

Photo of Mr Clement Attlee Mr Clement Attlee , Stepney Limehouse

That is being considered.

Miss Ward:

Is officers' pay being included?

Photo of Mr Clement Attlee Mr Clement Attlee , Stepney Limehouse

I cannot anticipate the statement.