§ Mr. KILBRIDE (Galway, N.)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether the Secretary of State will continue to the staff clerks in charge of sub-divisions in the War Office the annual allowance of £50 granted to officers qualified to act for principals during temporary absence; and, if so, whether the gentlemen who have performed the duties recently vacated by Mr. Herbert Wood and Mr. George Hawkins will receive the allowances enjoyed by those officers up to the dates of their retirement from the service.
§ * MR.WYNDHAM
Until the Committee which is now considering the clerical organisation of the War Office has reported, I must ask the hon. Member to excuse me from giving a ruling on a question which would affect the relative standing of the several grades of clerks. At present I can only say that the point which lie has raised will he considered.