HC Deb 30 November 1939 vol 355 c276W
Mr. Leslie

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that householders billeting women of the Auxiliary Territorial Service are only allowed 6d. per night per woman and for this payment have to provide bed and bed-clothes and the use of bath and electric light, and for making the same provision for Army officers the allowance is 3s. per night; and whether he will undertake to give reconsideration to this inequality of treatment?

Sir V. Warrender

The rate of sixpence a night is that payable in the case of a soldier when lodging with bed and attendance is required without meals or cooking facilities. Under the provisions of the Army Act, it applies also, in the same circumstances, in the case of women enrolled for employment by the Army Council. The rate of three shillings a night payable in the case of an Army officer assumes a better class of accommodation than is provided for a soldier.