31. Sir FRANCIS LOWE
asked the Secretary of State for Air whether officers of the Royal Flying Corps were paid 5s. a day field allowance whilst they were prisoners of war, but offices of the Royal Naval Air Service were not paid this allowance under the same conditions; and whether any steps are now being taken to remedy this inequality of treatment?
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
Issues of field allowance, lodging allowance, and fuel and light allowance were made to officers 184 of the Royal Flying Corps who were prisoners of war at varying rates, according to their rank in the service. These amounted, in the case of lieutenants and second-lieutenants, to about. 5s. a day. As from 1st April, 1918, when the Royal Flying Corps and Royal Naval Air Service were amalgamated, the same allowances as had been previously issued to the Royal Flying Corps were authorised for all officers of the Royal Air Force who were prisoners of war. Any question relating to the allowances payable to officers of the Royal Naval Air Service before the 1st April, 1913, should be addressed to the Admiralty.