asked the Secretary of State for Air whether he will give an assurance that separation and dependants allowances for officers and men in the Royal Air Force and the Auxiliary Air Force have now been paid up to date?
§ Sir K. Wood
Claims for family allowances are continuously being received and there is always a large number under examination. In many cases the information supplied by the claimant is insufficient or incorrect, so that further inquiries are necessary before the claim can be passed. Special attention has, however, been given to this matter, and I am satisfied that payment is being made with the minimum of delay.