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Eighth And First Armies (Colonial Allowance)

Volume 387: debated on Tuesday 23 March 1943

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asked the Secretary of State for War whether the personnel in the Eighth Army in receipt of Colonial allowance whilst in Egypt will continue to receive Colonial allowance after crossing the border into Libya; and whether Colonial allowance is drawn by any of the personnel of the First Army?

The answer to both parts of the Question is "Yes, Sir." The officers and men of the Eighth Army draw Colonial allowance at the rates applicable to Egypt whether they are in Egypt, Cyrenaica, Tripolitania or Tunisia. The officers and men of the First Army have also drawn Colonial allowance at these rates since 2nd February, 1943, when the rate of exchange was altered. Prior to that date they drew the allowance at the rates applicable to Gibraltar.