HC Deb 24 July 1941 vol 373 cc1072-3W
Viscountess Astor

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that many non-commissioned officers who would make excellent officers feel unable to apply for a commission because a junior officer under 30 years of age cannot give his wife as much as a sergeant gives his wife; and whether, in order to obtain the best officers for the Army, he will increase the separation allowance for wives of officers?

Mr. Sandys

I would refer the Noble Lady to the answer given to my hon. Friend the Member for Finchley (Mr. Crowder) and other hon. Members on 15th July.