HC Deb 22 December 1916 vol 88 cc1840-1W

asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether he is aware that, by reason of the limited pay received by officers of junior rank, namely, 7s. 6d. a day in the case of a second lieutenant, 8s. 6d, a day in the case of a lieutenant, and 12s. 6d. a day in the case of a captain, and in view of the fact that notwithstanding the cost of living the ration allowance has been reduced from ls.7d. to 1s. 3d. per day, it is almost impossible for married officers to maintain themselves and their families and to provide education for their children, and leaving no margin whatever for the necessary renewal of their uniforms; and whether he will at once take steps to secure to such officers a reasonable allowance for the purchase of new uniforms as and when they are needed?


The rate of ration allowance has been raised from 1st instant to 1s. 9d. a day where supply cannot be made in kind. The general financial position of married officers is safeguarded by the Civil Liabilities Commission.