HC Deb 25 January 1940 vol 356 cc814-5W
Sir R. Gower

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty what are the present conditions under which Admiralty allowance and lodging allowance, respectively, is paid to naval officers serving in the United Kingdom on shore in London and other ports; in what way the allowance differentiates between married and unmarried officers; and whether, under present rules, if an officer brings his wife to live with him at his place of duty, he becomes ineligible to receive the allowance any longer?

Mr. Shakespeare

Admiralty allowance is a duty and responsibility allowance paid to officers serving at the Admiralty, in London or elsewhere, as part of the headquarters staff. The amount varies according to rank, and no differentiation is made as between married and unmarried officers in this respect. Lodging allowance is payable to single officers who cannot be provided with service accommodation; it is also payable to married officers in receipt of marriage allowance if such officers cannot be accommodated and are also maintaing a separate home. Lodging allowance cannot be paid if the officer is in fact residing with his family in the home for which marriage allowance is being paid.