HC Deb 24 October 1916 vol 86 cc927-8
70. Mr. THOMAS

asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether he is aware that No. 189990, Sapper W. Booth-royd, Railway Corps, Royal Engineers, along with many other railwaymen, enlisted under the conditions that the rate of pay should be for the first twenty-eight days 1s. 8d. a day, then 2s. 2d. a day, rising after sixty days to 3s. 2d.; that those men have recently been advised that they are to be rated at 1s. 8d. a day and have had deducted from their pay the amount previously paid above this rate, notwithstanding the terms of their enlistment; and whether he will have inquiries made into this question and arrange for the men to be paid the rate promised to them when they were recruited from the railway service?


I will have inquiry made, and will let my hon. Friend know the result.