HC Deb 06 December 1950 vol 482 c359
49. Viscount Hinchingbrooke

asked the Minister of Defence the scales of pay and allowances given to Army recruiters; and whether he is satisfied that in all areas the pay and allowances received are broadly the same for all three Services.

Mr. Shinwell

The pay of Army recruiters varies from £5 8s. to £5 14s. a week, according to the station. In addition, they are supplied with uniform and boots. Duties broadly similar to those of the Army recruiter are carried out in the Royal Navy by pensioners re-engaged on an active service basis, and in the R.A.F. by serving members of the Force In these circumstances, a straightforward comparison is not possible, but I am satisfied that the conditions of employment of recruiters in each Service are in keeping with their responsibilities.

Viscount Hinchingbrooke

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that some Army recruiters have made the calculation that Royal Navy and Air Force recruiters are receiving about £10 per week in comparison to their own £5? Will he look at the matter again, in relation to all the allowances given?

Mr. Shinwell

I will certainly follow that point up and see what I can do.

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