HC Deb 03 March 1948 vol 448 cc385-6
47. Major Legge-Bourke

asked the Minister of Defence what additional Purchase Tax since last October has now to be met by a newly-commissioned officer out of his £50 kit allowance.

Mr. Alexander

In the region of £10, but, of course, the purchases made by an individual officer will vary according to his personal needs.

Major Legge-Bourke

Is the right hon. Gentleman considering raising the uniform allowance, in view of the great need to ensure voluntary recruitment, and the need of officers to obtain some benefit from the allowance?

Mr. Alexander

I am sure that the representations which, I believe, are being made, when they are received through the Service channels, will be properly considered.