HC Deb 07 March 1939 vol 344 cc1911-2
51. Sir R. Clarry

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether he is aware that property occupied by the Territorial Army not only pays nothing by way of local rates to the local authority but also makes no contribution granted by the Treasury in lieu of rates which is the case of property occupied by the Regular Army; and on what grounds this discrimination is based?

Captain Wallace

I would refer the hon. Member to the answer given by my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer on 21st February to the hon. Member for East Ham, South (Mr. Barnes).

he can state the number of officers in receipt of under 30s. per week, under £2 per week, under £3 per week, under £4 per week, and under £5 per week, respectively?

The Financial Secretary to the Treasury (Captain Euan Wallace)

As the answer involves a statistical table I will, with the hon. Member's permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the answer:

I regret that, owing to the manner in which the necessary statistics are compiled, it is not possible to give the information exactly in the form desired by the hon. Member. The numbers in the following table relate to officers in receipt of 30s. per week and under, instead of to officers in receipt of under 30s., and similarly with regard to the other rates quoted.

Sir R. Clarry

Is my right hon. and gallant Friend aware that that is not an answer to the question? Will he be good enough to receive a deputation of hon. Members on this matter?

Captain Wallace

That is an entirely different question. But I think the answer referred to was an answer to the question.

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