HC Deb 23 July 1918 vol 108 cc1631-2
30. Mr. PETO

asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether, in view of the increased cost of foodstuffs, it is intended to increase the allowance in lieu of rations from the present equivalent of £27 a year; and, if so, when the increased rate will come into operation?


The rates of allowance in lieu of rations were revised as recently as May last, and I am not aware of any reason for a further revision. The normal allowance is now 2s. 1d. a day, which is equivalent to £38 a year.