HC Deb 16 May 1898 vol 57 cc1370-1
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- 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?


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.