HC Deb 15 February 1938 vol 331 cc1697-8
32. Major-General Sir Alfred Knox

asked the Secretary of State for War how many married men have recently been recruited; how many of these men have been allotted married quarters; and whether separation allowance is given to the wives of the remainder?

Mr. Hore-Belisha

Married men under the age of 26 are not accepted as recruits unless they can show that their families are adequately provided for. During January last of 34 married men accepted, 17 fulfilling this condition were under 26 years of age. The remainder would be in receipt of marriage allowance.

Sir A. Knox

What is the amount of the marriage allowance?

Mr. Hore-Belisha

It depends upon the period served, on the rank, and so forth, but it is between 7s. and 10s.

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