HC Deb 18 February 1942 vol 377 cc1778-9
17. Mr. David Adams

asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether it is intended to grant to the higher-paid members of the Trinidad Civil Service war bonuses now in operation with the lower-paid members?

Mr. Harold Macmillan

No, Sir. The war bonus is only given to officers with salaries not exceeding $2,500, that is, slightly over £500, a year.

Mr. Adams

Does not the Minister consider that a very unjust arrangement? Surely the burden of the increased cost of living falls upon that particular grade?

Mr. Macmillan

The practice is universal, both here and there.

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