HC Deb 11 March 1929 vol 226 cc796-7
29. Mr. SNELL

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that assistant officers in charge of Record Offices responsible for the disciplinary supervision and control of the civilian staff are in receipt of a rate of remuneration less by £62 per annum than the salary of some of the members of the clerical staff under their charge; and will he consider whether this question is one which is appropriate for consideration in the Departmental Whitley Council?

30. Mr. KELLY

asked the Secretary of State for War the number of ex-Army officers employed in the Corps Record Offices of the Royal Artillery, Royal Army Service Corps, Royal Army Medical Corps, Royal Army Ordnance Corps, Royal Corps of Signals, Royal Engineers, and Royal Tank Corps; and are they paid the same rates as the civilian grades in the same office?


Two retired Army officers are employed as Assistant Officers in the Royal Artillery Record Office, and two in the Royal Engineers Record Office; and one each in the remaining Record Offices mentioned in the question. There are no corresponding civilian grades. I am aware that in some cases assistant officers in charge of records are in receipt of lower emoluments than their senior clerks. As at present advised, I do not think their case would be appropriate for consideration by the Whitley Council.