HC Deb 09 May 1944 vol 399 cc1713-4
62. Lieut.-Commander Gurney Braithwaite

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what annual saving he anticipates in the payments made to civil servants in His Majesty's Forces in supplementation of their service pay and allowances as a result of the new rates announced in Cmd. 6521; and whether he can give any estimate of the comparable saving by local authorities.

Sir J. Anderson

I regret that I have not the necessary information on which to base an estimate under either head.

Lieut.-Commander Braithwaite

Are the various allowances taken into account, or are they ignored and only basic pay considered, in connection with such supplementation? If that is done, are not civil servants given preferential treatment over other people?

Sir J. Anderson

I would like to see that question on the Paper before I attempted to answer it.