HC Deb 10 March 1915 vol 70 c1423W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether, in view of the present hardship of the case of a Civil servant who, having volunteered and been promoted to a second lieutenancy, is in receipt of his Army pay alone without any allowance from his department and who, being often without any private means, is thus unable as heretofore when a private to give any pecuniary support to his relatives, his pay being taken up in the necessary expenses of messing, servant, etc., he will consider the possibility of allowing these young officers some proportion of their civil pay in addition to that attached to their position?


A permanent whole-time Civil servant who holds a commission receives his civil pay less his Army pay, and consequently would receive a portion of his civil pay unless his Army pay was not less than his total civil pay. He would also receive in addition certain Army allowances in cash or kind. I fear I am not prepared to reconsider this arrangement.