Children's Allowances.

Oral Answers to Questions — Armed Forces (Pensions and Grants). – in the House of Commons on 23rd July 1942.

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Photo of Mr Christopher York Mr Christopher York , Ripon

asked the Minister of Pensions whether it is the policy of the Government to make any differentiation between the treatment of widows of men killed in action and other surviving parents in so far as allowances towards children's upkeep are concerned?

Photo of Mr Walter Womersley Mr Walter Womersley , Grimsby

The rates of pension and children's allowances paid to widows of men killed in action are laid down in the Royal Warrant, and I have no power to vary them.

Photo of Mr Christopher York Mr Christopher York , Ripon

Does the Minister think it just, with regard to the allowances for free milk and free vitamins given, under certain income limits, to children, that they should cease when the husband is killed?

Photo of Mr Walter Womersley Mr Walter Womersley , Grimsby

This is a matter for the Minister of Food, who is sending the hon. and gallant Member a considered reply.

Photo of Mr Christopher York Mr Christopher York , Ripon

I put down this Question to the Prime Minister. It was transferred, without my having anything to do with it, to the Minister of Pensions. What am I to do?

Photo of Lieut-General Edward Fitzroy Lieut-General Edward Fitzroy , Daventry

The ordinary procedure when a Question is put down is to send it to the Minister responsible.