HC Deb 13 January 1916 vol 77 cc1783-4W

asked the Secretary to the Admiralty whether naval officers working on shore in conjunction with Army officers in Egypt are entitled to receive the same rate of Colonial allowance as the Army officers; and if he will explain why the Admiralty are not paying this allowance?


The allowances payable to naval officers are governed by the King's Regulations and Admiralty instructions, which do not provide for the payment of Colonial allowance to officers serving in Egypt. Officers who are compelled to reside in hotels there are repaid the actual reasonable expenses which they incur, and officers who are living under canvas are entitled to the payment of a field allowance.