§ MR. SERJEANT SIMON
asked the Secretary of State for War, If, while the ordinary established Civil Service clerks in the Clothing Department receive about 10s. a-day, it is the fact that the Military temporary clerks receive only 4s. a-day; and, if he would favourably consider the case of these latter with a view to ameliorating the position of these old soldiers?
§ THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY, WAR DEPARTMENT (Mr. H. S. NORTHCOTE)
Military temporary clerks receive the rates of pay laid down by the Royal Warrant. Instead of 10s. a-day, the temporary clerks of the lower division employed at the clothing factory receive, on the average, less than 7s. a-day; but the conditions of service are altogether different, and comparison cannot be made justly between the respective classes.