§ MR. CATHCART WASON (Orkney and Shetland)
On behalf of the hon.
1174 Member for the Chesterfield Division of Derbyshire, I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether there was any salary attaching to the post of Press censor in South Africa during the Boer War; and, if so, will he state the amount, and say whether this was additional to the pay to which the officer holding this post was entitled on active service.
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WAR (Mr. ARNOLD-FORSTER, Belfast, W.)
The chief censor was graded as an I assistant adjutant - general on head-quarters staff and received £800 a year. Other officers employed on censorship duties were graded as deputy assistant adjutant - generals, receiving £1 1s. a day, or as staff captains, receiving 15s. a day, according to the nature of the duties they performed. There was no special rate of pay for censors.
§ MR. CATHCART WASON
Was this in addition to their pay as officers?
§ MR. ARNOLD-FORSTER
was understood to reply that those who were officers had also the pay of their rank.