§ Mr. Parker
asked the Secretary of State for War what are the prevailing Army allowances regarding lodging, fuel and light, travelling allowance, subsistence 242W allowance, servant allowance, camp kit allowance, ration allowance and any other allowance, for the ranks of lieutenant-colonel, major, captain, and lieutenant?
§ Mr. Stanley
A statement is appended:
(a) Allowances in respect of family.—The allowance issuable in respect of the accommodation of a married officer's family when he is separated from them by the exigencies of the Service, and accommodation in kind is not provided for them, is as follows:
(i) Officers who are 30 years of age or over. Daily rate. (Irrespective of size of family.) s. d. Lieutenant-Colonel 9 6* Major or Captain 7 6 Lieutenant or Second-Lieutenant 6 0 * Where this rate is in excess of the total of the current daily married rates of lodging, furniture, fuel and light allowances for a lieutenant-colonel at a home station, these allowances will be issuable in lieu thereof.
(ii) Officers who are less than 30 years of age. Daily rate. (Irrespective of rank.) s. d. For wife only 3 0 For wife and one child 4 6 For wife and two or more children 5 6 For one child only 4 6 For two or more children only 5 6
(b) If a married officer who is 30 years of age or over is not separated from his family by the exigencies of the Service, he will not receive the allowance at (a) above, but will receive for himself and his family the allowances which are issuable in peace in respect of lodging, furniture, fuel and light when not provided in kind. The present daily rates at home stations are:
— Lodging. Furniture. Fuel and Light. Winter. Summer. s. d. s. d. s. d. s. d. Lieutenant-Colonel. 4 6 2 0 3 9 1 10 Major 4 6 2 0 3 8 1 9 Captain 4 6 2 0 3 6 1 8 Lieutenant and Second Lieutenant. 3 6 2 0 1 0 1 0
(c) When a married officer under 30 years of age is not separated from his family by the exigencies of the Service, he will receive the allowance at (a) (ii) above. He will be entitled to the issue of the unmarried rates of lodging and fuel and light allowances in addition only if these allowances would have been issuable 243W instead of provision in kind if he were unmarried. The total issue (i.e., family lodging allowance plus the unmarried rates of lodging and fuel and light allowances) will be limited to what would be issuable if the officer were 30 years of age or over.
(d) The unmarried daily rates of lodging and fuel and light allowances at home are at present as follows:
— Lodging. Fuel and Light. Winter. Summer. s. d. s. d. s. d Lieutenant-Colonel 4 6 3 0 1 5 Major 4 0 1 7 10 Captain 2 6 10 5 Lieutenant and Second-Lieutenant. 2 6 10 5
(e) Ration allowance.—The rates vary according to circumstances and are subject to periodical revision. At home stations, the rate payable if rations cannot be issued in kind would normally be at present about 1s. 11d. a day.
(f) Field allowance may be issuable when an officer is accommodated in unfurnished quarters and furniture allowance is not issuable, or is under canvas, in bivouac or in war shelters. The daily rates are:
s. d. Major and upwards 3 6 Captain 3 0 Lieutenant and Second Lieutenant 2 0
(g) Servant allowance.—The daily rate, when admissible, is 2S. each servant.
(h) Camp kit allowance (initial grant), £5.
(i) Travelling expenses and allowances.—The rates and conditions are set out in Section 6 of Allowance Regulations, 1938.