§ Mr. Poole
asked the Secretary of State for War what charge is made to those
— Warrant Officer Class I. Warrant Officer Class II. Warrant Officer Class III and Staff Serjeant. Serjeant and below. s. d. s. d. s. d. s. d. Wife … 23 6 20 0 19 6 17 0 1st child … 5 6 5 6 5 6 5 6 2nd child … 3 6 3 6 3 6 3 6 3rd child … 2 0 2 0 2 0 2 0 4th child … 1 6 1 6 1 6 1 6 Each additional child … 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0
I also announced that, in the event of a soldier occupying married quarters (in which case he would also be provided with furniture, fuel, light, water, sanitary services and maintenance of the quarter) the wife's portion of the allowance would be deducted. This practice is followed at Lichfield, as elsewhere.
Of the thirty quarters at Lichfield rented by the War Department, 28 are at present occupied by soldiers. Their ranks, and2712W
who occupy the married quarters at Lichfield Barracks which are not in the ownership of his Department; what ranks occupy the accommodation; and what are their respective rates of pay?
§ Mr. Hore-Belisha
In introducing Army Estimates on 10th March last, I announced the establishment of a system of family allowance to be payable to married soldiers.
The weekly rates provided are:
the current normal daily rates of pay (exclusive of allowances) of those ranks, are as follow:
1 Warrant Officer Class II 8s. 6d. to 9s. 0d. 3 Serjeants 6s. 0d. to 6s. 6d. 6 Corporals or Bom-bardiers 4s. 0d. to 5s. 6d. 3 Lance Corporals or Lance Bombardiers 3s. 3d. to 4s. 9d. 15 Privates or Gunners 2s. 0d. to 4s. 3d.
according to length of service, conduct, and/or degree of proficiency.