HC Deb 18 April 1944 vol 399 cc13-4
27. Mr. Bellenger

asked the Secretary of State for War, what is the value from a rental point of view of married quarters occupied in barracks by soldiers' families; and will he give specimens of value of differing accommodation in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Sir J. Grigg

The rent of quarters is assessed, when necessary, by the Command Land Agent on the basis of the commercial figure obtaining for such accommodation in the locality at the time. I regret that no such figures are available in the War Office but I will certainly consider the suggestion in the second part of the hon. Member's Question when the figures reach me.

Mr. Bellenger

Is it true that there is a reduction of family allowance for soldiers or their wives and families who occupy married quarters?

Sir. J. Grigg

I am not sure of the details, but there is a set-off consequent on the occupation of married quarters. But it is by no means a question of losing anything.