HC Deb 06 August 1919 vol 119 cc380-1W

asked the Secretary of State for War whether, in view of the fact that the wives of generals are not provided with free passages when visiting their husband's headquarters abroad, a definite charge is made when these ladies return home on one of His Majesty's battleships, and, if so, on what scale the charge is made?


I have been asked to reply to this question. In accordance with the scale laid down in Article 1542 of the King's Regulations and Admiralty Instructions, the amount payable as entertainment allowance for the wife of a general is 14s. a day, and it is further provided that this charge shall be paid prior to disembarkation.