HC Deb 28 April 1881 vol 260 cc1310-1

asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether it is a fact that artificers in the Royal Artillery are paid according to a much lower scale than those holding the same rank and discharging similar duties in the Army Service Corps; and whether, if such be the case, he can hold out any hope of improving their position?


Sir, in reply to the hon. Gentleman, I cannot undertake to say that the rates of pay of artificers in the Royal Artillery and in the Army Service Corps should be the same. As a matter of fact, the pay of artificers in the Artillery is in one rank greater than in the Army Service Corps. But it so happens that these rates are under revision at the present time.