HC Deb 17 April 1951 vol 486 c1646
25. General Sir George Jeffreys

asked the Secretary of State for War whether London allowance, to meet the extra expense of working in London, is paid to every officer, including officers of the Household Brigade, whose place of duty is within 10 miles of Charing Cross, and who is not provided with public accommodation.

Mr. Strachey

Yes, Sir, provided they are not receiving travelling expenses between their residence and duty station, nor nightly rates of travelling allowance.

Sir G. Jeffreys

What is the rate of this allowance, and does the right hon. Gentleman take into consideration the fact that living in London is very much more expensive for those doing duties there, whether provided with public quarters or not?

Mr. Strachey

I will write to the hon. and gallant Member on the rates of the London allowance; but I think it is a fair allowance.