§ MR. HANBURY (Preston)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether a sergeant becoming canteen sergeant only receives private's pay; on what principle this reduction of pay is made; and what are the inducements or the compensation to balance this loss of pay?
§ * THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WAR (Mr. CAMPBELL-BANNERMAN, Stirling, &c.)
The canteen sergeant is an additional sergeant to those required for military purposes specially granted to take charge of the canteen. He is 365 only paid from Army Estimates the pay and allowances of a private; but this is supplemented from the profits of the canteen. The arrangement was made to avoid the employment of a duty sergeant. The inducement, to the man is pay at from 2s. 6d. to 5s. a day from the canteen fund, without sacrificing his claim to count his service towards sergeant's pension on discharge.