HC Deb 27 October 1943 vol 393 c179
43. Mr. Evelyn Walkden

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he will review the salaries of the principal officers engaged in Government service in Aden; and why these officers have not been given a relative war bonus to meet the rise in the cost of living?

Colonel Stanley

I am at the moment in correspondence with the Governor on the subject, and the question whether some form of war bonus should be paid to the principal officers in Government service in Aden Colony Protectorate is now being considered.

Mr. Walkden

While thanking the right hon. and gallant Gentleman for his reply, may I ask whether he will regard the matter as an extremely urgent one, in view of the fact that the cost of living in Aden has risen by more than 200 per cent. on his own figures?

Colonel Stanley

Yes, I regard the matter as very urgent.

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