§ 57. Mr. Stephen
asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that no provision is made for the grant of dependants' allowances to dependants, such as 31 widowed mothers, of Territorials who are embodied for a month's service in the Regular Army; and, as this is causing great hardship, what steps he intends to take to avoid such hardships to the dependants of those men in the future?
§ Sir V. Warrender
In view of the comparatively short period of service in excess of their normal camp period for which Territorials are being called up, it was not considered necessary to make provision for a special dependants' allowance for them. In cases which are not met by the relief in respect of civil liabilities given by the Orders-in-Council or by the grant of leave, Territorials may apply for special monetary assistance, and such applications will be considered by the Military Service (Special Allowances) Advisory Committee.