Oral Answers to Questions — Armed Forges (Dependants' Allowances)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons on 17th November 1942.

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Photo of Mr Clement Attlee Mr Clement Attlee , Stepney Limehouse

It is true that serving men forfeit the whole of their pay during detention, but family allowance continues undisturbed. Each Service has, moreover, arranged concessions to mitigate the hardship to the family resulting from stoppage of pay, and I do not consider there is any case for making a radical change in the present system.