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Dáil Éireann debate -
Thursday, 26 Nov 1942

Vol. 88 No. 19

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Soldiers' Rent Allowance.

asked the Minister for Defence if he is aware that married soldiers who are obliged to find their own homes have, in many cases, to pay rents exceeding 10/6 (the maximum rent of married quarters inside barracks); and if he will cause to be paid in such cases an allowance towards the rent of their accommodation.

I am aware that the rents payable by married soldiers living outside barracks may exceed, in some cases, the maximum amount which is deducted from the marriage allowance of a soldier provided with married quarters. I regret, however, that it is not possible to pay an additional allowance in such cases towards rent.