HC Deb 14 February 1917 vol 90 cc651-2W

asked the President of the Boad of Trade whether he is aware that a number of clerks employed by the railway companies are working overtime for which they get no payment; that many of them, with salaries between £100 and £180 per annum, have not received any increases during the past, ten years; and whether, in view of the control of the railways now exercised by the Government, he will take the matter into his sympathetic consideration?


The Government control of the railways does not extend to the terms and conditions of employment of the clerical staffs of the various railway companies, which are matters for the consideration of the companies. A war bonus has, however, been granted by the British companies to clerks employed at the salaries mentioned.