Missing Personnel, Malaya (Dependants' Allowances).

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army. – in the House of Commons on 23rd June 1942.

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Photo of Captain Edward Cobb Captain Edward Cobb , Preston

asked the Secretary of State for War when he expects to be in a position to announce the Government's decision, in respect of the continuation after 31st July, of payments of allowances to the dependants of men reported missing in Malaya?

Photo of Sir James Grigg Sir James Grigg , Cardiff East

I am not yet in a position to make any further statement.

Photo of Captain Edward Cobb Captain Edward Cobb , Preston

In view of the anxiety which these dependants feel about the continuation of these allowances, will my right hon. Friend try to make an announcement as soon as he possibly can?

Photo of Sir James Grigg Sir James Grigg , Cardiff East

Yes, Sir. I am well aware of the natural anxiety of the relatives, and I can assure my hon. and gallant Friend that I will make a statement well before the expiry of the present period.

Photo of Mr Ian Hannah Mr Ian Hannah , Wolverhampton Bilston

Have the Government any information as to what has happened to Bushido?