Officers' Outfit Allowance.

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army. – in the House of Commons on 12th February 1941.

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Photo of Sir Walter Liddall Sir Walter Liddall , Lincoln

asked the Secretary of State for War in what circumstances, and when, an extra allowance of £10 is paid for uniform upkeep to officers commissioned since the outbreak of war who have received only £30 for outfit allowance.

Photo of Mr Richard Law Mr Richard Law , Kingston upon Hull South West

The outfit allowance is given to meet initial expenditure and not for upkeep. The extra £10 is given to those officers who have received £30, when they are ordered to proceed to a country for which the initial outfit allowance would be £40.

Photo of Sir Walter Liddall Sir Walter Liddall , Lincoln

Will this £10 be given again in the case of an officer who, having worn out his first uniform, must buy another?

Photo of Mr Richard Law Mr Richard Law , Kingston upon Hull South West

No, Sir, there is no allowance for maintenance. It is only for the initial purchase.

Colonel Sandeman Allen:

Why are Territorial officers proceeding overseas not allowed tropical kit allowance?

Photo of Mr Richard Law Mr Richard Law , Kingston upon Hull South West

I will look into that question.