MR. PIKE PEASE
I beg to ask the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether he has yet concluded his inquiry into the rates of pay granted to writers of the Army Ordnance Department at out-stations; if so, whether, in the event of it being contemplated to make any improvements in the existing scale, he will direct that such changes shall take effect from 1st April, 1907, thereby 1243 putting these clerks on an equality with similar employees of the Admiralty who received a general rise of pay from that date; and, if the inquiry has not yet been concluded, will he say when it is likely to be.
§ THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY TO THE WAR OFFICE (Mr. ACLAND,) Yorkshire, Richmond
Yes, Sir. It has been decided to improve the rates of pay granted to writers of the Army Ordnance Department at out-stations, to take effect from 1st April, 1909. A circular letter notifying the new rates will shortly be distributed.