HC Deb 06 April 1943 vol 388 cc474-5
14. Commander Galbraith

asked the Secretary of State for War the date on which the billeting allowance for soldiers was fixed at 6d. per night?

Sir J. Grigg

This rate has been in force since the beginning of the last war.

Commander Galbraith

Is my right hon. Friend aware that since 1914 there has been a very great difference in the cost of the various items required in connection with billeting, and will he take steps to go into the matter and have it adjusted to an economic level?

Sir J. Grigg

I gather that there have been adjustments in the food part of the billeting allowance, and I will consider whether the rent allowance also needs re-consideration.

Mr. Cluse

Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether billeted soldiers still receive beer money as in Victorian times?