§ Mr. J. Hall
asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that Mrs. R. Lee, a widow with two children of school age, residing at 25, Tyne Street, E.I, is only being granted Is. per week despite the fact that her son Jack Lee, a militiaman, at Warley Barracks is making her the allowance of 3s. 6d. per week; and whether he will inquire into this case with a view to increasing the grant to Mrs. Lee?
§ Sir V. Warrender
I have not been able from the particulars given to identify the militiaman concerned, but I have no doubt there has been a misunderstanding. Payments of the militiaman's allotment of 3s. 6d. a week and of any dependant's allowance admissible are made weekly as from Mondays, but, in the case of militiamen called up on Saturday, 15th July, a separate payment representing two-sevenths of the weekly amount was made for the Saturday and Sunday. The Is. referred to is, no doubt, the man's allotment for the two days in question.
If Mrs. Lee considers that her case presents exceptional features which might warrant the grant of special assistance, beyond what she is already receiving, under the conditions described in Part B of the White Paper (Cmd. 6043), she should make representations to the Regimental Paymaster.