asked the Secretary of State for War what payments will be made to a major, with a wife and one child of 13 years of age, removing his family from England to Hong Kong, on account of the tickets for his wife and child; and what he will receive after arrival on account of the newly increased colonial allowance and marriage allowance, respectively?
Free passages would be provided by the War Office for the wife and child, for whom a charge would be made of 6s. 6d. a day each as a contribution to the cost of their messing on board ship. There is a half rate of 3s. 3d. a day for messing for each child between 1 and 12 years of age. Colonial allowance would be 3 dollars 90 cents a day. Marriage allowance is not issuable to officers. A married officer at Hong Kong whose family resides with him, but not in quarters, would receive higher rates of lodging, fuel, light and fan-current allowances than a single officer. In the case of a married major, the daily rates of these allowances total 6 dollars 74 cents. In addition, he would get furniture allowance at 2s. (sterling) a day.