§ 12. Mr. WARDLE
asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that the civilian pay clerks stationed in Lichfield are placed at a disadvantage by the lack of housing accommodation in that place, these men having either to pay high rates for board and lodging or travel some distance to their homes nightly; and whether the Department will endeavour to remove this source of grievance either by providing housing accommodation on the spot or securing to these civilian pay clerks the privilege of cheap fares enjoyed by the enlisted men?
§ Mr. FORSTER
These clerks are only temporarily employed, and the provision of special housing accommodation or of special railway facilities is not considered necessary in view of the local conditions?