HC Deb 16 March 1926 vol 193 c261W

asked the Secretary of State for War the number of number of married rank and file in the Territorial Army under 26 years of age; and the cost of extending to them during the annual period of training the allowance granted to married men over that. age?


According to the latest return the num of men in the Territorial Army under 26 years of age was 96,000 of whom possibly 15 per cent. were married, but the number cannot. be exactly stated. The cost of abolishing the age limit for marriage allowance for camp only in 1926 is estimated at £17,000; but it would not be possible to restrict the concession to came only, and the full cost would approach £20,000.