HC Deb 29 October 1912 vol 43 c219
11. Colonel BAGOT

asked what total sum has been expended upon the purchase and renewal of furniture for officers' messes and officers' quarters, and what sum per annum has been received from officers as rent for such furniture since the system was commenced; what percentage of interest do the latter amounts show on the total outlay; and whether officers have to make good damage to such furniture by fair wear and tear?

Colonel SEELY

There are no statistics readily available to show the total expenditure on purchase and renewal. The annual rent is, approximately, £22,000, and this is estimated to be, approximately, 2 percent, on the total capital outlay. Fair wear and tear is included in the rent, and for this officers are not charged.