§ Mr. Sorensen
asked the Minister of Pensions whether he is aware that in certain cases the War Service Grants Committee reduce their allowance by 3s. 6d. when their special allowance is paid to wives of soldiers in the London postal area; whether he is also aware that this nullifies the original intended benefit of the concession to wives in the London postal area and has given rise to considerable discontent, and what steps he proposes to take?
§ Sir W. Womersley
In the cases in question the Committee's grant was based upon the full expenditure of the household, and it clearly could not continue the same measure of assistance when part of that expenditure was met by an additional allowance from the Service Department.