HC Deb 07 November 1916 vol 87 cc23-4
20. Mr. KING

asked the Secretary of State for War whether Army Council Instruction 1901, of 1916, states in paragraph (c) that to female employés under the Post Office and to persons below eighteen years of age war bonus will be paid to the extent of only one-half of that amount allowed to males above eighteen years; and, if so, what is the reason for this discrimination unfavourable to women workers?


I presume the question refers to War Office employés. The instruction follows a decision of the Government which applies to Government Departments generally, and I am not in a position to give the reasons for it.


In view of the cost of food, is the war bonus going to allow the men to have more food and the young women not so much?

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