HC Deb 11 June 1902 vol 109 cc355-6

To ask the Secretary of State for War whether he will explain why a reservist who had been continuously employed at Aldershot during the late war as tailor for his company should be deprived of the 4d. per day which he would have received as capitation pay if he had been engaged in hospital work.

(Answer.) The hon. Member does not state to what corps the man belonged; and further, there is no such thing as capitation pay. Assuming that corps pay in the Medical Staff Corps is alluded to, the reply is that corps pay is only granted to a man when performing corps duties. Employment in the tailors' shop is in no sense a corps duty, and is specifically excluded by the Pay Warrant. Moreover, such a man is receiving extra remuneration in the tailors' shop.—(War Office.)