§ 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?
§ Mr. COOPER
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.
§ Mr. THORNE
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?