HC Deb 19 February 1918 vol 103 c598
20. General CROFT

asked the Financial: Secretary to the War Office whether his attention has been called to the fact that the pay of captains in the Royal Artillery is the same under the new scheme as in. 1914; and whether, in view of the fact that the principle has been admitted that officers' pay should be increased, he will now consider the necessity of increasing the pay of captains in this branch of the Service?


The principle underlying the new scheme is that an officer's pay should be brought up to a certain level, irrespective of the arm of the Service to which he belongs. I am afraid I cannot go beyond this.

General CROFT

Is no consideration going to be given to the case of captains in the Royal Artillery? After all, the same principle applies to them as to any other class of officers.


The principle is that the pay of officers below a certain level should be raised. It is not a general increase of the pay of all officers, but only of certain officers whose pay is below a certain sum.