HC Deb 27 May 1946 vol 423 cc128-9W
Mr. Hollis

asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster the average increase in the salaries afforded to temporary civil servants in the Control Service for Germany and Austria over the scale paid for similar duties in this country; whether the salaries paid are free of Income Tax; and how far these temporary civil servants obtain tobacco and drinks at prices free of taxation and other requirements tax free.

Mr. J. Hynd

All members of the Control Service for Germany and Austria, whether temporary or not, receive the same salary as they would have received in London for comparable responsibilities, with additions as follow:

(i) Control Commission allowance of 25 per cent. of salary, subject to a minimum of 30s. a week, for married men, and 12½ per cent., subject to a minimum of 20s. a week, for women and single men; this allowance, like the salary itself, is subject to Income Tax.

(ii) Foreign service allowance, which is payable to home-based civil servants in other countries outside the United Kingdom besides Germany and Austria, amounting to £90 a year for a married man and £25 for a woman or a single man.

They may obtain through N.A.A.F.I. limited amounts of tax free tobacco and liquor in the same way as members of the Armed Forces with whom they serve.