§ 96. Mr. BYRNE
asked the Secretary of State for War whether he has received an application for an increase in their present rate of pay from the civilian clerks employed at the Army Pay Office, Beggar's Bush Barracks, Dublin; and if, having regard to the increase in the cost of living, he will favourably consider their request?
§ Mr. FORSTER
The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. These clerks were taken on since the outbreak of war, and are considered to be adequately paid without increase.
§ Sir A. MARKHAM
Does the rule of the Treasury entirely determine the amount of pressure brought to bear on the Government?