§ The Earl of Kimberley
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Why the Cheshire Regiment presently serving in Yugoslavia do not get their overseas pay as they did when in Germany.
The normal Service pay and allowance rules are being applied in the former Yugoslavia. Troops previously stationed in Germany, including the Cheshire Regiment, were receiving an overseas allowance to compensate them for the higher cost of living there. A similar allowance is not necessary in Bosnia and the troops themselves would not expect to receive the same level of allowance while serving outside Germany. They do, however, retain a significant element (70 per cent. for married personnel, 40 per cent. for single personnel) of the Germany allowance in recognition of their continuing financial commitments there. As a result of the conditions under which troops are serving in Bosnia, local food and accommodation charges have also been waived.