HC Deb 22 February 1916 vol 80 cc566-7

asked the Postmaster-General whether, at the Northern Division Post Office, London, there are about sixty wounded and invalided soldiers employed examining parcels going to Germany for British prisoners there, and that they are only paid 1s. a day, with 1s. 9d. a day subsistence money; and whether he will take steps to give these men more adequate remuneration, in view of the fact that they are allowed nothing for lodging expenses?


I find, on inquiry, that these men are either provided with billets paid for by the public in the ordinary way, or are living at their own homes and are in receipt of consolidated allowances intended to cover lodging. It appears, however, that in some cases these allowances have been issued at incorrect rates, and this is now being adjusted.