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Billeting Allowances

Volume 388: debated on Thursday 22 April 1943

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asked the Minister of Health whether, in view of the fact that the total cost, exclusive of taxation and interest on capital, per resident week in hostels managed by the National Service Hostels Corporation is £1 12s. 7d., he will give further consideration to the scale of billeting payments?

No, Sir. As indicated in my reply to my hon. Friend's Question on 25th February last, I cannot agree that these two matters are comparable.

Does not the comparison show that the £1 1s. paid to private householders is not adequate?