HC Deb 15 July 1943 vol 391 cc370-1
60. Sir John Mellor

asked the Minister of Health whether he will explain the difference in the board and lodging required to be provided for civilians billeted at 21s. per week from that required to be provided for soldiers billeted at 28s. per week?

Mr. E. Brown

As I stated in reply to my hon. Friend's Question on 8th July, only a small number of adult civilians are billeted at 21s. a week for full board and lodging, the civil servant billeted at that rate receiving only partial board. On the other hand, householders on whom soldiers are billeted at 28s. a week in the summer and 29s. 2d. in the winter are required to provide full board and lodging plus heating, lighting, laundering of bedding and hot water for baths. The board provided for a soldier must also include the extra meat ration to which he is entitled.