HC Deb 10 February 1954 vol 523 c133W
101. Mr. Driberg

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty the present amount of the ration allowance granted to Royal Marines; and the circumstances in which it is granted.

Mr. J. P. L. Thomas

4s. 4d. a day in the United Kingdom and varying rates abroad according to the retail cost of foodstuffs; these rates are, of course, common to all three Services. Broadly speaking, ration allowance is granted to a man when he cannot be fed by the Service or, in the case of a married man serving on shore, when he lives out with his family.