HC Deb 02 November 1911 vol 30 c1145W

asked the Under-Secretary for War whether soldiers in receipt of a lodging allowance are obliged to surrender this and enter quarters when such become vacant; and whether lodging allowance or residence in barracks is reckoned as part of their pay?

Colonel SEELY

The reply to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. Paragraph 265, Allowance Regulations, lays down conditions as to the date of such surrender. As regards the second part of the question, lodging allowance does not form part of the pay, but is given for the specific purpose of hiring accommodation outside barracks where available public quarters do not exist.