HC Deb 11 June 1947 vol 438 cc119-20W
96. Mr. Grenfell

asked the Secretary of State for Air whether he has considered the subject of increase in allowances to airmen serving in Rhodesia; and whether it is intended to grant an increase in the allowances so as to counter the increase in the cost of living in Rhodesia since the allowances were originally made.

Mr. de Freitas

The local overseas allowances issued to members of the Royal Air Force in Southern Rhodesia were examined early this year. The difference between the expenses of service in Southern Rhodesia and in the United Kingdom was taken into account and it was found that the present allowances were somewhat too high. Slightly reduced rates will, therefore, come into effect on 1st July. The allowances will be examined again before the end of the year.