HC Deb 01 March 1915 vol 70 c564
99. Mr. HUNT

asked the Under-Secretary for War if he can say whether the officers of the Royal Engineers and of the Royal Flying Corps have had their pay increased, whilst officers of other branches of the Army have had their pay raised; and, if not, will he say what is the reason?


The pay of certain ranks in the Royal Engineers has been increased. No increase was necessary in the case of the Royal Flying Corps.


Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the officers teaching in the Royal Flying Corps only get 12s. a day, and are those fair conditions for men who practically risk their lives?


The pay of the Royal Flying Corps was very carefully considered and fixed at a comparatively high rate. I do not wish to minimise the risk to which the hon. Gentleman referred.