HC Deb 17 March 1884 vol 286 c35

asked the, Secretary of State for War, Whether lie has received a memorial from the Officers of the Army Pay Department enumerating certain grievances under which they conceive the Department to be suffering; whether it is a fact that a largo number of vacancies in that Department remain unfilled; and, whether he can hold out hopes of redressing one of the principal grievances complained of—namely, the absence of a permanent representative at the War Office, and of thus placing the Army Pay Department on the same footing as the Commissariat and the Ordnance Store Departments'?


The answer to my hon. Friend's first Question is, Yes. To the second, that there are 23 vacancies out of a total establishment of 314 in the Pay Department, for which there are 12 candidates. To the third, that there is no intention of appointing a permanent representative of the Department at the War Office.