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Tropical Kit Allowance (Waaf)

Volume 409: debated on Wednesday 11 April 1945

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asked the Secretary of State for Air if he can now make a statement on increased tropical kit allowances.

With effect from 1st October, 1944, the tropical kit allowance for officers of the Women's Auxiliary Air Force is being increased from £10 to £22 10s. 0d.

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that that sum is absolutely inadequate, and will he make immediate representation to the Treasury about the shameful treatment of the women's Services as regards tropical allowances?

There have been prolonged discussions by the Service Departments and the Treasury, and I think we have come to as good an arrangement as we can make.