HC Deb 30 May 1916 vol 82 cc2571-2
61. 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 recently received several requests from officers and their wives asking for the extension of the scheme of assistance to their cases, and I am consulting my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer as to whether it would be possible so to extend it.


What response did the right hon. Gentleman get from the Chancellor?


I am in consultation.