50. Mr. T. WILSON
asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office if he will state the rate of pay that working companies or parties of soldiers receive when they are sent to work for private employers or contractors; whether a notice is posted up at the depot or on the job that the soldiers are working on showing the rate of pay that they are entitled to; and, if not, whether he will give instructions that such a notice is posted up?
§ Mr. FORSTER
The soldiers composing a working party draw from the War Office their military pay and allowances, together with any excess of the local standard rate for labour of the class concerned over 3s. 6d. a day. The contractor in all cases pays to the War Office the local standard rate. I will inquire into the desirability of posting up notices as suggested.