HC Deb 31 July 1956 vol 557 c121W
109. Mr. Hard

asked the Secretary of State for War, in regard to Press advertisements in the current recruiting campaign which quote £7 7s. a week as the pay which a man can earn in his first three years in the Regular Army, what is his estimate of the value of the board and lodging, clothing and marriage allowances provided.

Mr. F. Maclean

Marriage allowance for a Regular soldier below the rank of sergeant is £110 a year. The cost of board, lodging and clothing depend upon many factors, such as the station in which a soldier is serving and the type of accommodation he occupies, and it is not practicable to give a realistic average figure.