HC Deb 24 January 1956 vol 548 c18W
Mr. Hale

asked the Secretary of State for War what is the amount of travelling expenses deducted from the accrued pay and gratuity for a soldier who has bought himself out of the Services whilst serving in Hong Kong, Malaya, Kenya, Cyprus, and Germany, respectively.

Mr. F. Maclean

The amount of travelling expense incurred is liable to vary with individual circumstances and the method of transport employed, but if the normal Service movement arrangements are made, the charges for the journey to this country are approximately £114 from Hong Kong, £74 from Malaya, £42 from Kenya, £23 from Cyprus and £5 from Germany. If a soldier is accompanied by his family he will also have to pay their fares.