§ 35. Mr. W. R. SMITH
asked what amount of bonus and gratuity is paid to captains and lieutenants in His Majesty's Forces; whether quartermasters holding the rank of captain are paid according to their rank or as lieutenants; and what is the reason for this distinction?
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
I am informed that for officers whose rate of pay depends on their rank, the bonus for the Army of 393 Occupation is at the rate of 4s. a day for a lieutenant and 4s. 6d. for a captain. In applying this scale to quartermasters they are classified according to the rank normally appertaining to their rate of pay, the rate of 13s. 6d. carrying bonus as a captain. War gratuity is given according to rank, on a scale depending upon the number of months' service and other factors. Full details of this scale were published in the Press on 13th February last.