HC Deb 20 December 1938 vol 342 cc2711-2W
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, and

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.