§ 39. Lieut.-Colonel DALRYMPLE WHITE
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Munitions if his attention has been drawn to the case of a youth of eighteen years of age, employed as a storekeeper at the motor transport depot, Slough, who was charged last week at Slough with non-payment of Income Tax; whether this lad's earnings were £4 15s. per week, as stated; whether this is the average of wages of unskilled youths at this depot; and whether this post could be more appropriately filled by a disabled or discharged soldier?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of MUNITIONS (Mr. James Hope)
The charge in question was made against the youth in respect of wages paid him previous to his being employed in connection with the Slough Motor Transport Repair Depot. Since 1st June he has been in the service of a sub-contractor engaged on constructional work. He is not now and has not been at any time in the employ of the Government.