§ Mr. JOYNSON - HICKS
asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether he is aware that the civilian clerks in the regimental pay office at Hounslow have had no increase of pay during the War; whether they forwarded a petition for such to the regimental paymaster, who supported it, but whether this never got beyond the paymaster of the Eastern Command; and whether the Army Council will consider whether some slight increase should be given to these men, having regard to the fact that they are almost the only Government Department that has had no increase?
§ Mr. FORSTER
I imagine that the hon. Member refers to clerks who were engaged at rates in excess of those now given. These clerks were taken on since the outbreak of War, and are considered to be adequately paid without increase.