HC Deb 24 May 1900 vol 83 c1095
COLONEL PRYCE-JONES (Montgomery Boroughs)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War if he will explain how the medical allowance of 2d. each per week, to an adjutant of auxiliary forces, for himself, wife, and servant, is arrived at, seeing that an ordinary medical practioner would charge about 10s. per visit; and seeing that an allowance of 1s. per diem has been found insufficient for providing himself with a servant, and having regard to the fact that the present rate of wages for a groom is about 3s. per diem, whether he will consider the advisability of increasing the 11 allowance.


These allowances are given in aid of the expenses of medical attendance and of finding civilian servants. The State does not in either case undertake to indemnify the officer for the full expenditure.