§ MR. MOON () St. Pancras, N.
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether the issue of lodging and fuel and light allowances to the wives and families of all staff and senior departmental officers now serving in the South Africa field force can be extended in favour of such other departmental officers ordered to that country on mobilisation of the Army as were drawing those allowances when ordered abroad.
§ *MR. WYNDHAM
The continuance of these allowances does not, as the ques- 70 tion seems to imply, depend on the rank of the officer drawing them, but on the length of the fixed period of tenure appertaining to the appointment held.