HC Deb 20 February 1918 vol 103 cc720-1
24. Mr. BYRNE

asked when it is proposed to pay to all the clerks in military employment in a civilian capacity the war bonus approved by the War Office on the 2nd February, 1918; and why the payment, of the bonus is not simultaneous in all Army Departments in Ireland?


Instructions were issued on 2nd February as regards bonus for permanent clerks; the question of a bonus for temporary clerks is still under consideration. The bonus referred to authorised for permanent clerks has effect from the same date at all stations; the actual date on which cash payment is made depends on local circumstances.

26. Mr. FIELD

asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office why the full amounts of war bonus, amounting to 13s. a week, are not being paid to all foremen and similar classes in Army Departments in Ireland; if he can have arrangements made to have these payments issued in all cases in a reasonable time after the instructions being issued for payment; and if he will also have the instructions respecting the advances or increases of pay made known to the employeé s concerned, as in many cases the employeés seem to be kept in ignorance of the decisions affecting them?


The amount of the war bonus issuable at each station depends upon local circumstances. I shall be glad to know of any case where either delay has occurred in issue or notification of a decision has been withheld.