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Recalled Reservists (Family Grants)

Volume 478: debated on Monday 18 September 1950

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asked the Secretary of State for War the allowances payable to the wives and other dependants of Regular Reservists recalled to the Colours.

As already announced in the Press, recalled Reservists, married and single, are eligible to be considered for National Service grants for their families and dependants when hardship arises from the Reservist's inability to contribute to their support to the extent of his contribution before recall. These grants, up to a maximum of £3 a week, will be paid under the conditions of the current National Service grant scheme and administered on behalf of the Service Departments by the Ministry of Pensions, and will be in addition to the usual marriage allowance.