HC Deb 12 December 1939 vol 355 c1013
67. Miss Ward

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he will consult with the director of the Women's Auxiliary Territorial Service as to the advisability of paying increased allowances on the basis of proficiency pay in other categories to proficient cooks with a view to interesting women in cooking and increasing the number of good cooks?

Sir V. Warrender

Members of the Auxiliary Territorial Service who qualify as cooks are eligible for additional pay of 4d. or 6d. a day, according to classification, while employed within the authorised establishment of cooks for their unit.

Miss Ward

In view of the fact that cooking is an honourable profession, will the hon. Gentleman take steps to consult the director of the Auxiliary Territorial Service regarding the proposal in my question?

Sir V. Warrender

My answer states that they can get additional pay. I do not think the hon. Lady heard me.