HC Deb 11 July 1940 vol 362 c1367W
Major Milner

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he has further considered the scale of contributory allotments from the pay of soldiers in connection with the award of allowances to their dependants; and whether he is yet in a position to make a statement?

Mr. Law

Yes, Sir. A new scale of contributory allotments in respect of awards of dependants' allowance is being introduced as from 29th June last. While

Rate of contributory allotment (a day).
Soldier's pay (a day). Previous rates. New Rates.
2s. 0d. but less than 2s. 6d. 1s. 0d. 1s. 0d.
2s. 6d. but less than 3s. 0d. 1s. 3d. or 1s. 6d.* 1s. 3d.
3s. 0d. but less than 5s. 0d. 1s. 9d. or 2s. 0d.* 1s. 6d.
5s. 0d. but not exceeding 7s. 0d. 2s. 0d. or 3s. 0d.* 1s. 9d.
Exceeding 7s. 0d. but not exceeding 8s. 0d. 2s. 0d. or 3s. 0d.* 2s. 0d.
Exceeding 8s. 0d. but not exceeding 10s. 0d. 3s. 0d. or 4s. 0d.* 2s. 6d.
Exceeding 10s. 0d. but not exceeding 11s. 0d. 3s. 0d. or 4s. 0d.* 3s. 0d.
Exceeding 11s. 0d. 4s. 0d.* 4s. 0d.
* According to rank and/or pay.
In the event of a man receiving an increase of pay at a lesser rate than the increase of allotment required under the above scale, the allotment will not be increased by a larger amount than the addition to pay, but will be brought up to the standard level as his pay further increases.
The above rates will apply irrespective of the rank of the soldier concerned.