HC Deb 01 August 1952 vol 504 c223W
Brigadier Clarke

asked the Secretary of State for War to what extent the ration allowance issued to officers and other ranks is intended to cover the cost of the rations to which they are entitled.

Mr. Head

The ration allowance is intended entirely to cover the cost of the daily rations. It includes not only their retail value but also elements to meet the extra cost of individual purchase and the cost of preparation, cooking and service. The rate is reviewed twice a year.