§ 6. Captain BENNETT-GOLDNEY
asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office if he can now say whether the examining medical officers in the London area who have only received 24s. a day for responsible work occupying the whole of their time, as at Holborn and elsewhere, whereas other officers doing exactly similar work in the Western and Eastern Commands, in many cases for only a portion of a day, receive 40s. a day, will now be paid the full uniform rate; and if, as these examining officers in London, being liable to 24 hours' notice, are in no sense more permanently appointed than those elsewhere, he will take the necessary steps to expedite the settlement of the question?
§ The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the WAR OFFICE (Mr. Forster)
I do not think that my hon. Friend states quite correctly the difference between the two cases. The 24s. rate is appropriate to employment which is more or less continuous and permanent. The maximum of 40s. is payable for occasional service only.