§ MR. BROOKFIELD (Sussex, Rye)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War what remuneration is given to soldiers of the line as working pay in- 1371 connection with the construction of rifle ranges; whether the military authorities have received any representations as to the inadequacy of the remuneration at present given for this purpose; and whether he will consider the expediency of issuing a special fatigue dress, of a similar pattern to that already issued for similar purposes to other troops, either instead of, or in addition to, any special working pay?
§ MR. BRODRICK
Under the pay warrant, men employed in the construction of ranges and butts receive working pay varying from ½d. an hour to 6d. a day, according to the nature of the work. No complaint as to these rates has been received in the War Office. The issue of a special dress for working parties is not considered necessary or desirable.