§ Sir J. POWER
asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office the present total pay of all ranks of the Army, together with the corresponding amount for 1913–14; and what the amount of the total pay now would be if the 1913–14 rates of pay still prevailed?
§ Commodore DOUGLAS KING
In Army Estimates, 1927, a total of about £15,200,000 was provided for the pay of serving officers and men of the Regular Army, including the marriage allowance of men. The corresponding total in Army Estimates, 1913, was about £7,675,000. Precise comparisons are not possible, but when allowance is made for the reduced numbers compared with 1913, the total pay now provided would be about £6,600,000 at pre-War rates.