HC Deb 07 June 1921 vol 142 c1700W

asked the Secretary of State for War what are the officers' allowances referred to in the War Office lists on pages 141 to 158 of the Army Estimates; and why no such heading was inserted in the corresponding lists of the Army Estimates for 1920–21?

Lieut.-Colonel STANLEY

The allowances to which my hon. and gallant Friend refers are the ration, lodging, fuel and light and furniture allowances detailed in Appendix I of the Army Estimates. In the Estimates for 1920–21 these allowances were shown in one total in the Estimate of the cost of the War Office. In the Estimates for 1921–22 they are included in the cost of each Department of the War Office separately, shown on page 100, and similarly in the detail in Appendix IV on pages 148–158, to which my hon. and gallant Friend refers. This change in the direction of making Appendix IV more complete is explained in the Note on page 148.