asked the Prime Minister whether he will now take steps to remove the present discrepancy between Army and Royal Air Force allowances for billeting,.whereby the Royal Air Force is entitled to draw £1 7s. 8d. per head per week and the Army £1 3s. nd. per head per week, by raising Army rates to the Royal Air Force level?
The billeting rates in force for the Army are the same as for the Royal Air Force. The weekly rate quoted by my noble Friend for the Army is the rate payable until recently by both Services if only a billet and meals were provided: that rate has from 18th May been increased for both Services. If fires, extra lighting or laundry are also provided additional payments are made by both Services.