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Armed Forces (Dependants' Allowance)

Volume 437: debated on Thursday 22 May 1947

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asked the Minister of Defence if he is aware that those who are called up for compulsory service in the Armed Forces and who have previously been supporting their widowed mothers receive no dependants' allowances on joining up; and if he will remedy this hardship.

Men who are now called up for compulsory service in the Forces are, as previously, eligible for dependants' allowance for certain dependent relatives, including widowed members, under the scheme which was in operation during the late war, subject, of course, to the prescribed conditions of entitlement being fulfilled