§ Sir R. Tasker
asked the Secretary of State for War whether warrant officers, non-commissioned officers, and men are given full family allowance, and officers over 30 years of age receive a flat rate; whether family allowances are granted at equal rate to officers, according to rank, whether there are children or not; and whether, in making payment to officers, Income Tax is deducted at source?
§ Mr. Stanley
The rates and conditions of issue of family allowance to warrant officers, non-commissioned officers, and men are shown in Cmd. 6138. The allowance issued to a married officer over 30 years of age varies according to his rank and not according to the size of his family, while that issued to a married officer under 30 years of age varies according to the size of his family and not according to his rank. Officers are not liable for Income Tax on the allowance except in a few special cases of fixed appointments. In these cases, the tax is deducted from pay at source.