Married Officers (Allowances)

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Air Force – in the House of Commons on 9th September 1942.

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Photo of Mr Robert Boothby Mr Robert Boothby , Aberdeenshire and Kincardineshire Eastern

asked the Secretary of State for Air whether arrangements can be made so that married officers who are required to live in mess for short periods for operational purposes, do not suffer a reduction in their allowances?

Photo of Sir Archibald Sinclair Sir Archibald Sinclair , Caithness and Sutherland

It has been arranged that married officers who normally reside with their families shall not suffer a reduction in their allowances if they are required to live in mess for short periods provided that when they are again permitted to live out they rejoin their families in the accommodation previously occupied. If, however, the officers while living in mess are provided with rations in kind they cease to be eligible for ration allowance.

Photo of Mr Robert Boothby Mr Robert Boothby , Aberdeenshire and Kincardineshire Eastern

Is my right hon. Friend aware that this decision will give great satisfaction?