HC Deb 24 October 1916 vol 86 c938

asked the Secretary of State for War what is the scale of dietary given to soldiers in the field and what the floor and cubic space per man in the military huts?


The scale of diet varies in different theatres of war. There are, in point of fact, scales in force for France, Egypt, Salonika, Mesopotamia, and East Africa respectively. It would be quite impossible to give an accurate idea of these scales within the limits of an answer to a question. I will, however, with my hon. Friend's permission, send him a copy of each of the scales of rations. In military huts and barracks 400 cubic feet and 40 square feet of floor space are the normal amounts for each man.