§ 33. Mr. GEORGE ROBERTS
asked the Under-Secretary of State for War if, in response to advertisements for clerks for the Army Service Corps at 4s. a day, numbers of clerks have enlisted; if on arrival at Aldershot they are put to work as labourers and are paid from 1s. 2d. to 1s. 8d. a day, for which labourers are being engaged at 3s. a day; and, if so, whether he will cause inquiry to be made with a view to such clerks being employed in accordance with the terms of their enlistment?
§ Mr. TENNANT
No cases are known where clerks specially enlisted are being paid at rates other than those at which they were engaged, nor am I aware that these men are being employed as labourers. All recruits, whether tradesmen or clerks, are drilled and do a certain amount of fatigue duty before being posted to workshops or offices.