HC Deb 05 December 1934 vol 295 c1591
64. Mr. THORNE

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury the number of civil servants that are paid monthly; if there is any objection to them being paid weekly; and whether any representations have been made to have this practice altered?


The number of civil servants who are paid monthly is approximately 85,000. A general changeover to weekly payments would, as the hon. Member will appreciate, involve considerable additional expense, and on this account I should be unable to agree to it. No representations to this end have been made in recent years.


Is the hon. Gentleman aware that where people are paid monthly the wives of the men in question have to get weekly credit; and further, when he gets home would the hon. Gentleman consult his own good wife as to whether she would like to have her income paid monthly?

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