asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what pay and allowances are being offered to the various ranks of the new constabulary for the Middle East; whether this force is to be mounted or unmounted; whether motor transport is to be provided; if so, to what extent; and whether it has yet been decided who is to pay the cost of this force?
with free rations, quarters, arms, equipment, and clothing or an allowance in lieu thereof. In addition, there is a commandant with salary at the rate of £1,000 a year and one or two headquarters officers with pay at appropriate rates. The force will he unmounted, motor transport will be provided on the scale, two light lorries and two box cars for each platoon. The incidence of cost is still under consideration.