HC Deb 22 July 1918 vol 108 c1460
80. Major BOWDEN

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he is aware that the men cleaners employed at Scotland Yard receive a war bonus of 14s. per week and women cleaners a war bonus of 9s. per week, and that the the men and women cleaners engaged at police stations receive a war bonus of 8s. and 4s. respectively; and will he state why this distinction is made, seeing that they have to do the same kind of work?


The cleaners at New Scotland Yard are on the permanent establishment, whereas those serving at police stations are employed in a temporary capacity, many of them being only part-time workers. In view of recent increases awarded by the Conciliation Board to persons temporarily employed in the Civil Service, it is proposed to reconsider the amount of the war bonus payable to the station cleaners.


When considering this bonus, will the right hon. Gentleman look into the question of the whole-timers and bring up their bonus so that it shall be equivalent to that of the Scotland Yard cleaners?


The whole question shall be considered.