HC Deb 04 July 1916 vol 83 cc1364-5
37. Mr. ASHLEY

asked the President of the Local Government Board whether, in view of the fact that the pay in cash to second-lieutenants of Infantry of the Line serving at Home varies from 7s. 6d. to 10s. a day and the pay of first-lieutenants is 1s. a day more, he can see his way to extend to subalterns of the Line serving at Home the same privileges as to grants for meeting rent, rates, taxes, and other liabilities as have been granted to those serving in the ranks?


I have consulted my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer and he is prepared to agree to the extension of the scheme to lieutenants and second lieutenants who joined the Forces on or after the 4th August, 1914, whether they joined as officers or in the ranks.


Does that apply to the Navy as well?


Yes, I think it will apply to the Navy as well, but I will consult my right hon. Friend before giving the hon. Member a final answer.