HC Deb 20 April 1943 vol 388 cc1528-9
36. Sir Ralph Glyn

asked the Secretary of State for War the rates of pay for civilian conductors and foremen employed by his Department; what allowances are they entitled to; and what increases in pay have they been given since the war began?

Sir J. Grigg

Foremen in Ordnance storehouses are normally paid on the basic scale of 74s. a week, rising by annual increments of 2s. 6d. to 84s. in London and 71s. rising by the same increments to 81s. elsewhere. In addition they receive the Civil Service war bonus and a war allowance of 10s. a week. Some foremen have been appointed at rates above the minimum, with the addition of war bonus and war allowance, but without annual increments. No other allowances are admissible. Apart from the war bonus and the war allowance an addition to the basic scale was made in May, 1940, which amounted to 5s. 6d. a week at the maximum and 6s. 6d. at the minimum. I understand that there is no grade of civilian conductor employed by the War Department.

Mr. Bossom

Can the Minister say whether any of these civilians are now paid danger money?

Sir J. Grigg

If my hon. Friend will refer to my answer, he will, see that I said that no other allowances are admissible.