HC Deb 01 March 1900 vol 79 cc1417-8
MR. GALLOWAY () Manchester, S. W.

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War what is the total weekly amount of separation allowance now being made by the War Office to the wives, families, and other dependents of soldiers, including the recalled Reserve men, now separated from those dependent upon them; and whether he could state the maximum amount allowed to be allotted from the soldier's pay towards the support of the wife, mother, or other dependent.


The amount of separation allowance or allotment of pay depends on the rank of the soldier. The maximum allowance is that paid to the wife of a warrant officer, namely, 15s. 9d. a week for herself, and 1s. 2d. a week, for each child. The allowance for a private is 7s. 7d. a week, and 1s. 2d. for each child. The soldier may allot his pay, including good conduct pay, up to three-fourths of the total amount to his family. He may also remit any savings beyond that through the medium of his commanding officer.