§ MR. SHACKLETON (Lancashire, Clitheroe)
To ask the Secretary of State for War if he will state what rules the men employed by the engineers department at the Royal Army Clothing Department are working under in regard to sick pay and compensation for accidents.
(Answered by Mr. Secretary Arnold-Forster.) The hon. Member is presumably alluding to the permanent engineers of the Royal Army Clothing Department. These men receive sick and injury pay under the "Regulations for time workers" in the Royal Army Clothing Department, Sections 35 to 53. When on the sick list they receive:—If serving on 31st July, 1900, and continuously since, full pay for two months. Otherwise, half pay for three months. Both classes receive extensions under certain conditions. When injured they are treated in accordance with the provisions of The 1012 Workmen's Compensation Act, 1897, or a scheme of compensation made there under which has been certified by the Registrar of Friendly Societies. Under the scheme, when on the injury list, those serving on 31st July, 1900, and continuously since, receive full pay for three months, with extensions, if necessary, of three-fourths pay for three months and half-pay for any further period for which sick pay may be granted; those who entered since 31st July, 1900, receive half-pay up to a limit of six months.