HC Deb 13 May 1915 vol 71 cc1812-3
64. Mr. PETO

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether ration allowance to the officers employed at the War Office has been stopped; and, if so, whether, seeing that this inflicts hardship on many officers temporarily employed at the War Office who are unable to make any arrangements for living in the neighbourhood, he proposes to take any action in the matter?


No issue of this allowance to officers drawing the special rates of pay provided for the War Office has been made since 3rd April pending a final decision on the question, which it is hoped will be arrived at shortly.


What is the reason for differentiation in the case of those employed at the War Office?


It is a question of the interpretation of regulations.