HC Deb 07 August 1925 vol 187 cc1728-9W
Sir W. de FRECE

asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether his department has received a memorial from the stores and clothing inspection department, Viewers' Association, with regard to the payment of subsistence allowance to viewers temporarily loaned to Didcot; whether he is aware that this allowance has been reduced from 35s. per week to 22s. 6d. per week, and of the absence of available accommodation in the district; and what answer he is giving to the memorialists?


The Memorial has been received, but it has not been possible to reply to it pending submission on the part of the viewers of particulars of extra expenditure incurred. The existing allowances are under the regulations subject to review after the period of three months. Pending the receipt and examination of the information required from the viewers to which I have referred, a provisional allowance of 22s. 6d. a week has been authorised. The Memorial will be further considered in the light of the particulars which have only just been received.