Mr. TYSON WILSON
asked the Under-Secretary of State for War, whether the decisions the War Office has come to, arising out of the inquiry of the advisory committee, are identical with the advisory committee's recommendations; if not, will he state in what particulars they differ; and whether, in view of the fact that some of the information obtained by the committee was given in confidence and therefore cannot be published, the recommendations of the committee alone will be published?
§ Mr. ACLAND
The advisory committee were not asked to make recommendations as to the rates to be paid. The committee had the cases of certain classes of men in certain places and a statement of the duties performed by them placed before them, and they were asked to "advise the Army Council as to the rates of wages paid by private employers for labour of the same class employed under analogous conditions in the districts in question? The changes in rates which are now being made are, as the House has been already informed, in accordance with the advice given upon this matter.