HC Deb 12 November 1908 vol 196 c515
MR. CORRIE GRANT (Warwickshire, Rugby)

To ask the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that Leaflet No. 2, entitled Service in the Territorial Force, on page 5 stated that the Territorial soldier is entitled to pay at Army rates, including the extra emoluments paid in certain corps while in camp, and that the armourers of the 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th battalions Royal Warwick regiment were paid during their recent training 2s. 9d. per day; and whether, seeing that the Army rates of pay at this time were 4s. 6d. per day, he will order the balance due to be paid to these armourers.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Haldane.) 4s. 6d. is the rate for an armourer sergeant of the Regular Army Ordnance Corps, a highly-skilled rating which does not exist in the Territorial Force; 2s. 9d was specially fixed as a suitable rate for Territorial infantry armourer sergeants, a rating which does not exist in the Regular Army, pending consideration of their position and duties.