HC Deb 11 March 1925 vol 181 c1325
75. Captain P. MACDONALD

asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether he is aware that the wages of civilian clerks and harness cleaners employed by Territorial units have been reduced by 25 per cent. by order of the Territorial Association; if he will say whether Territorial brigade headquarters are War Department offices; whether Army Council Instruction 159, 1914, applies to clerks employed by them; and, if so, whether he will consider the advisability of securing a better wage for harness cleaners employed on full time?

The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the WAR OFFICE (Captain Douglas King)

The wages of civilian clerks and harness cleaners employed in connection with Territorial Army units are fixed by the Territorial Army County Association and are not governed by Army Council Instruction 159 of 1924. The clerical staff of Territorial Brigade offices are not War Department employés. Any representations which the hon. and gallant Member has to make should be addressed to the particular county association concerned.