109. Mr. Hard
asked the Secretary of State for War, in regard to Press advertisements in the current recruiting campaign which quote £7 7s. a week as the pay which a man can earn in his first three years in the Regular Army, what is his estimate of the value of the board and lodging, clothing and marriage allowances provided.
§ Mr. F. Maclean
Marriage allowance for a Regular soldier below the rank of sergeant is £110 a year. The cost of board, lodging and clothing depend upon many factors, such as the station in which a soldier is serving and the type of accommodation he occupies, and it is not practicable to give a realistic average figure.