HC Deb 09 March 1911 vol 22 cc1731-2W

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that several members of the civil staff of C. R. E. Salisbury district, working at Bulford Camp, are wholly unable to obtain house accommodation in the immediate vicinity of the camp, and live at villages several miles distant thereform; that the roads over Salisbury Plain forming the only approach to such villages are often in very rough condition, resulting in serious wear and tear to bicycles; that application has been made to the War Office for a cycle allowance of 10s. per month to meet the consequent expense to which such members of the civil staff are put, similar to that allowed to messengers delivering correspondence; and whether, seeing that Bulford Camp is in these respects an exceptional station, he can see his way to authorise such allowance as being in the nature of, or analogous to, the allowances made for inevitable travelling expenses within the meaning of the allowance regulations, and not distinguishable in principle from the issue of season tickets to officers on the same staff at Bulford necessarily living at Salisbury?


No application on this subject can be traced as having reached the War Office. In dealing with any such application the special circumstances at Salisbury Plain would, of course, be taken into consideration.