The following Question stood upon the Order Paper:
42. Mr. DRIBERG: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs why children's allowances payable to civil servants serving overseas cease when the children are 15 years of age in the case of civil servants in Branch D, though they are paid until the children are 18 years of age if the parent is in one of the higher grades of the Service; and if he will take steps to remove this discrimination.
I will accept a written reply to save time.
I would rather give an oral reply.This question is now under discussion with staff representatives. The existing Regulations were laid down by the late Government.