HC Deb 03 August 1916 vol 85 cc498-9

asked the average scales of salaries paid to messengers and porters, temporary and permanent, serving in Government Departments; and also whether these salaries are considered by the Government to be adequate, in view of the increase in the cost of living and the refusal to grant a war bonus to such classes of Civil servants, although a war bonus has been granted to those Post Office employés receiving up to £3 a week?


There are a number of different scales of salary for messengers and porters in Government Departments, and for information on this point I would refer my hon. Friend to the annual Estimates. As regards the question of a war bonus, I am afraid that I cannot add anything to my answers to my right hon. Friend the Member for Woolwich on the 17th and 26th July, of which I am sending him a copy.