asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury what extra allowance for billeting and food are paid to civil servants who were evacuated from London to Blackpool, so long as they remain in Blackpool; and what is the total annual cost to the Exchequer.
The rules governing allowances for board and lodging have to meet widely varying circumstances and are therefore complex; maximum payments vary according to grade between 31s. 6d. and 47s. per week. The total cost is approximately£100,000 per annum.