39. Mr. SHIRLEY BENN
asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office what allowances towards uniform and kit were granted to officers who joined the Territorial Forces in 1908, in 1914, and in 1915; and if the Government will consider the question of redressing any inequality in the amounts granted at the various periods mentioned?
The allowances in the years mentioned were:—
The increase from the date of mobilisation was given on account of a rise in prices. I regret that I cannot see my way to make the increases retrospective.
£ s. d. 1908 25 15 0 1914 (to 4th August) 45 15 0 1915 (from 5th August, 1914) 50 0 0