§ 96. Sir MAURICE DOCKRELL
asked the Secretary of State for War whether the children's allowance to Irish married officers serving in the Army is, when they happen to be Civil servants, deducted from their civil salaries; and has this deduction his approval?
§ The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the WAR OFFICE (Mr. Forster)
The effect of the Regulation is that, if a Civil servant's pay as such is greater than his total emoluments as an Army officer, including children's allowance, he draws the civil pay instead of the Army emoluments. There is nothing peculiar to Irish officers in this.
§ Sir M. DOCKRELL
If the unmarried officer gets the same civil pay as the married officer, why should the allowance in respect of children paid to the married officer be deducted from his civil pay?
§ Mr. FORSTER
If an officer, whether married or unmarried, is in receipt of civilian pay at a higher rate than Army emoluments, he is enabled to draw his civil pay during his Army service, and I do not think he has anything to complain of.