Dependants' Allowances.

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army. – in the House of Commons on 19th May 1942.

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Photo of Major-General Sir Alfred Knox Major-General Sir Alfred Knox , Wycombe

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he can now make a statement regarding the allowances to serving soldiers whose dependants are resident in France?

Photo of Sir James Grigg Sir James Grigg , Cardiff East

I am not yet in a position to make a statement on this subject.

Photo of Major-General Sir Alfred Knox Major-General Sir Alfred Knox , Wycombe

Can the right hon. Gentleman tell me when I can put a Question down again?

Photo of Sir James Grigg Sir James Grigg , Cardiff East

Perhaps the hon. and gallant Gentleman will let me take the initiative and tell him when I am in a position to give him an answer in order that he may put down another Question.

Photo of Mr George Hall Mr George Hall , Merthyr Tydfil Aberdare

What is holding up the statement, for it would appear to most of us an easy problem to solve?

Photo of Sir James Grigg Sir James Grigg , Cardiff East

It involves discussions with Departments outside the War Office.