HC Deb 16 November 1914 vol 68 cc233-4W

asked the Under-Secretary for War if he will explain why the sustenance allowance of the National Reservist Territorials does not amount to the 3s. a day referred to by the Prime Minister on 10th September; is it now 2s. 9d. a day when on duty and 2s. when off; and, having regard to the circumstances that the men are remaining at home for the convenience of the authorities, will he reconsider the question of amount?


The 3s. a day, covering pay and all allowances, promised by the Prime Minister on 10th September, did not apply to the class to which I understand the hon. Member to refer. I think he will find, on further inquiry, that there is no National Reservist called up for duty who is not in receipt of at least 3s. a day, including the separation allowance given to wives.