HC Deb 19 October 1915 vol 74 c1618

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the Treasury Committee has yet come to a decision respecting the petition submitted in March last by the prison warders for an increase in wages; and, if not, will he, in view of the increased and increasing cost of food, advise the Prison Commissioners to grant an immediate in crease in wages as a war bonus, pending the ultimate decision as to a permanent increase?


I am sorry to have to tell my hon. Friend that the Treasury, after looking very carefully into this matter, have felt unable to sanction increases of pay to the prison staff.