§ 33. Mr. WEST (for Mr. NEIL MACLEAN)
asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether he is aware that the warders of the London museums and galleries have received an increase in their wage rates of from 1s. 7d. to 2s. per week; and whether the warders of the Tower of London may be given a similar increase, bearing in mind the fact that they are not permitted to have the right of collective bargaining, and therefore cannot press their own case for an increase?
§ The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the WAR OFFICE (Mr. Douglas Hacking)
I do not think that wage increases granted to museum and gallery attendants have any necessary relevance to the case of the Yeomen Warders of the Tower of London, who are serving under different conditions and are remunerated on a different basis. I am, however, arranging for the existing rates to be reviewed to see whether there are grounds for recommending any alteration on merits.