HC Deb 12 February 1941 vol 368 cc1348-9
32. Mr. Liddall

asked the Secretary of State for War in what circumstances, and when, an extra allowance of £10 is paid for uniform upkeep to officers commissioned since the outbreak of war who have received only £30 for outfit allowance.

Mr. Law

The outfit allowance is given to meet initial expenditure and not for upkeep. The extra £10 is given to those officers who have received £30, when they are ordered to proceed to a country for which the initial outfit allowance would be £40.

Mr. Liddall

Will this £10 be given again in the case of an officer who, having worn out his first uniform, must buy another?

Mr. Law

No, Sir, there is no allowance for maintenance. It is only for the initial purchase.

Colonel Sandeman Allen

Why are Territorial officers proceeding overseas not allowed tropical kit allowance?

Mr. Law

I will look into that question.