§ Lieut.-Colonel sir A. WARREN
asked the Secretary of State for War, in view of the misapprehension in the minds of men enlisting in the New Armies as to their exact position in relation to grants and allowances, what procedure is adapted by the War Office in the case of new enlistments and re-enlistments to ensure that such men are made fully aware of the fact that grants and allowances for civil liabilities, sickness, maternity, and funeral conceded to sailors' and soldiers' wives and dependants during the present War are not in their case being granted, and, further, that advances of separation allowance, where delay occurs in receipt of the ring paper or draft book, cannot be made by local war pensions committees?
§ Mr. FORSTER
It is fully explained by recruiting officers to all men who enlist 1959W or who re-enlist with a break in their service that they are not entitled to the special grants referred to. Advances of separation allowance may still be made after necessary inquiry by local war pensions committees to the dependants of soldiers who are entitled to the allowance where delay occurs in payment from the Army.