§ General CROFT
asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that quartermasters serving in the field for whose families lodging, fuel, and light allowances are being allowed at home are not entitled to similar allowances for themselves; whether it was intended to debar quartermasters under allowance Regulations from this allowance (paragraph 286 c); whether in the present circumstances an unmarried quartermaster is 359W permitted to draw this allowance in the field whilst the same privilege is denied to married quartermasters; and whether the married quartermaster on active service is placed in this respect on less favourable terms than the married quartermaster who is serving in this country?
§ Mr. FORSTER
My hon. and gallant Friend is misinformed. A quartermaster in the field, like any other officer so situated, is provided with accommodation in kind or in cash, irrespective of any issue that may be made in respect of his family.