HC Deb 26 July 1915 vol 73 c1982W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War if he is aware that troops of the Expeditionary Force awaiting embarkation for the Dardanelles are refused Colonial allowance, whilst troops of the Army of Occupation, Egypt, stationed in the same camp, are receiving, it; will he state why this distinction is made; and whether he will take immediate steps to effect a satisfactory adjustment?


Colonial allowance is designed to meet the extra cost of residing regularly in Egypt for prolonged periods. It is issued to all whose stay there exceeds fourteen days, but not to those who are landed for shorter periods.