§ Sir C. Rawson
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he is aware that the provision allowance of the Navy was increased in November last by 8½ per cent.; whether this indicates an increase in the cost of living of Navy personnel; and whether the naval rates of 590W billeting allowance for meals will be increased proportionately from the date of such increase of provision allowance?
§ Mr. Shakespeare
I am aware of the increase referred to by my hon. Friend. The conditions governing the payment of provision allowance and billeting allowance are not the same but I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply which I gave on this subject to the hon. Member for Central Hull (Mr. Windsor) on 30th January.