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Kit Upkeep Allowances

Volume 395: debated on Wednesday 1 December 1943

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asked the First Lord of the Admiralty the daily rate of kit upkeep allowance paid to naval ratings and the percentage by which this has been increased since the outbreak of war?

Kit upkeep allowance is credited to naval ratings at quarterly rates and in advance, and varies with the description of uniform worn.The present quarterly rates are:

£s.d.
C.P.O's and P.O.'s2100
Other men not dressed as seamen280
(e.g. artisans, writers and supply ratings, stewards and cooks.)
Men dressed as seamen (namely, seamen and stokers below P.O.)246
These rates are approximately 44 per cent., 45 per cent. and 65 per cent. above the rates in force in 1939.