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Colonial Allowance, Sudan

Volume 237: debated on Tuesday 25 March 1930

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asked the Secretary of State for War on what grounds a reduction has been made in the Colonial allowances for officers and men serving in the Sudan; and whether the cost of living in the Sudan and comparative figures for Egypt, Iraq, Aden, etc., were taken into consideration before this decision was reached?

The rates of Colonial allowance recently fixed for the Sudan were based on a comparison between the cost-of-living at home and the cost-of-living in the Sudan as shown by information furnished by the local military authorities. The rates will be reviewed in July next.