HC Deb 07 June 1905 vol 147 c925
MR. CROOKS (Woolwich)

To ask the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether his attention was called to the dismissal of a man from the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, in consequence of the man refusing to accept a 4s. a week reduction in his wages, viz., from 21s. to 17s.; if not, will he cause the case to be looked into with a view to the man being paid his full salary for the week in lieu of the week's notice he was entitled to under the regulations.

(Answered by Mr. Bromley Davenport.) The conduct of William Stevens had been unsatisfactory for a long time past. On the last occasion on which he was admonished he was told that, instead of being discharged, he would be given another chance on the lower rate of pay, 17s. a week. He became very insolent, and was dismissed summarily, with pay up to the date of dismissal. The book signed by the servants on engagement contains the rule, "Service is to terminate upon one week's notice, unless in case of gross misconduct."