HC Deb 26 July 1949 vol 467 c2226
18. Mr. Ralph Morley

asked the Secretary of State for War if he is now able to announce his decision with regard to the salaries and status of Queen's Army schoolmistresses.

Mr. Shinwell

Regulations concerning the new rates of pay and improvements in conditions of service for regular Queen's Army schoolmistresses will be published shortly. It has been decided to accord them a status equivalent to that of junior commissioned officers.

Mr. Morley

Would my right hon. Friend see that these increases in pay are, when granted, dated back to 1st April, 1948, when the last Burnham award was promulgated?

Mr. Shinwell

We had come to that conclusion before it was suggested by my hon. Friend.