§ 69. Mr. CHARLES DUNCAN
asked the Secretary to the Admiralty whether an application was made in November, 1916, on behalf of the messengers employed at the Admiralty, Whitehall, for an increase in wages; if so, could he state whether any recommendation has been sent to the Treasury in favour of the men's request?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the ADMIRALTY (Dr. Macnamara)
No special application can be traced as having been received in November, 1916, but I have been in frequent communication with my hon. Friend and others, in regard both to the War bonus, which has been granted to the pensioner messengers, and to matters affecting their pay; and various changes have been made in consequence to the advantage of the men. The actual rates of pay of pensioner messengers are fixed by the Treasury for the Government Departments generally, and the present rates were based on the recommendations of the Royal Commission on the Civil Service.