HC Deb 31 July 1916 vol 84 c2108W

asked the Secretary of State for War whether Colonial allowance for officers residing in Egypt for prolonged periods has been reduced by two-thirds or any other amount; was the rate fixed in times of peace to cover additional expenditure incidental to residence in Egypt and other places; and will he say on what basis is it reduced at a time when the prices prevailing in Egypt have made such additional expenditure much heavier than before?


Colonial allowance, which was a Grant-in-Aid designed to meet the special expenses of officers living in a Colonial station under peace conditions, has been reduced as stated in Egypt, the reason being that officers in Egypt are now in receipt of special war allowances which were not issuable in peace.