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Regiments In China

Volume 52: debated on Thursday 24 April 1913

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asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether, seeing that all the regiments stationed in North and South China, both British and Indian, draw Colonial allowance, with the exception of the one Indian regiment stationed at Tientsin, and that, as the expenses at Tientsin, owing to the great cold, increased house rent, and other reasons, are much greater than at other places in Southern China, and the present allowances do not cover these, he will take steps to give Colonial allowance to the regiment at Tientsin as well as to the other regiments stationed in China?

Will the hon. and gallant Member kindly refer to my reply to a similar question put by the hon. and gallant Member for the Reigate Division on the 5th February last to which I have nothing to add.