Sir F. HALL
asked the Under-Secretary of State for War if the total weekly pay of married soldiers in the London area living at home with their families under the consolidated or family allowance system, including pay, family allowance, and London area allowance, is 35s. 8d., or with one child 41s. 8d.; if the corresponding amounts in the case of a soldier on the separation allowance system of payments are 42s. 3d. and 49s. 3d. respectively; and, if this difference does exist, whether the War Office will at once take steps to level up the pay of men receiving consolidated allowances at least to that of soldiers paid the separation allowance rates, having regard to the inadequacy of the weekly pay of 35s. 8d. to enable a soldier to reasonably maintain a home under the existing abnormal conditions?
§ Mr. J. MASON
asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office on what date the stoppage of separation allowance to soldiers working on the land and living at home took effect; and whether any such allowances are still being paid?
§ Mr. FORSTER
The dates on which separation allowance or family allowance ceases to be paid are: 7th July in the case of wives, 8th July in the case of dependants, and 5th July for family allowance.