Oral Answers to Questions — Public Assistance (Servicemen's Allotments)

– in the House of Commons on 26th November 1942.

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Photo of Mr Daniel Frankel Mr Daniel Frankel , Stepney Mile End

asked the Minister of Health whether any steps can be taken to provide that where a son or daughter serving in the Forces makes a voluntary allotment to a parent, such allotment shall be disregarded in considering any application for public assistance, especially in view of the fact that in most cases at least part of the allotment is spent upon the son or daughter?

Photo of Dame Florence Horsbrugh Dame Florence Horsbrugh , Dundee

My right hon. Friend has no power to take any action on the point to which my hon. Friend refers.

Photo of Mr Daniel Frankel Mr Daniel Frankel , Stepney Mile End

Will the hon. Lady ask her right hon. Friend to endeavour to get powers, which I am sure the House would be willing to give him?