A file of documents relating to queries regarding the recovery of billeting allowances from parents. Subjects discussed in the file include the proposal of a scheme to collect payments from parents; the announcement of billeting charges causing parents to withdraw their children from billets; a warning that parents who withdraw their children without authorisation may not be entitled to re-billeting; and an explanation by the authorities that parents are obliged to contribute to billeting allowances. Other subjects covered include the difficulties faced by parents suffering financial hardship in repaying allowances, including disability, unemployment, illness, and low income, leading to complaints; and assessments of the expenses incurred by parents to determine payments. Documents in the file include letters detailing interviews with parents assessed for their income by the local authorities; and a discussion of radio broadcasts aimed at parents to explain billeting payments, and how expenses are tied to income.
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