Family Allowances (Payment)

Oral Answers to Questions — Housing – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 14th February 1946.

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Photo of Mr Francis Douglas Mr Francis Douglas , Battersea North 12:00 am, 14th February 1946

asked the Assistant Postmaster-General what arrangements are being made to ensure that the payment of family allowances does not add to the congestion and queueing now prevalent in many post offices.

Photo of Mr Wilfrid Burke Mr Wilfrid Burke , Burnley

By the time that family allowances become payable 'as from 6th August next, the work arising from allowances payable to the dependants of men in the Forces will have been reduced through demobilisation by an amount exceeding that arising from the new family allowances. Taking this into account and the improvement in the staffing position due to the return of skilled counter clerks after service in the Forces, I do not think that the payment of family allowances will add to congestion at post office counters.