§ Mr. Bellenger
asked the Secretary of State for War what was the date from which issue of Colonial allowance for officers and other ranks serving in Malta was first paid?401W
§ Sir J. Grigg
Officers, and married warrant officers and staff-sergeants in Malta have drawn Colonial allowance since 1931. The rates were fixed on a carefully prepared budget and it was considered that ranks below staff-sergeant serving in Malta did not require the allowance. Owing to the course of operations, the Egypt rates of Colonial allowance were extended to Malta in July of this year and the allowance is consequently now drawn by all ranks.