§ Wing-Commander Hulbert
asked the Prime Minister (1) whether he is satisfied that the terms of service of special service troops compare favourably with other Army units; what extra pay and allowances are received by them in view of the dangerous duties they carry out; and whether he can make any statement on the matter;
(2) what extra leave or privileges are granted to special service troops after the completion of an operation; and whether the present system is in every way satisfactory?
§ Mr. Attlee
The terms of service of special service troops are identical with those of other units of the Army. No extra pay or allowances are received by them in view of the duties they carry out. The only allowance these troops receive is that made to cover their living expenses when accommodation and victualling are not provided for them by the Service. As regards the second Question, I would refer my hon. and gallant Friend to the reply which I gave him on 29th April last.