HC Deb 22 February 1917 vol 90 cc1470-1W

asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office if he is aware that some of the military representatives in the Metropolis are inadequately paid for duties which are frequently difficult and unpleasant; if he will have all the payments to the military representatives in the Metropolis reviewed; and if he is aware that the military representative in Bermondsey received only one-sixth of the pay which the clerk to the tribunal received, although they are both in the legal profession, and the duties of the former are of a contentious character frequently, whereas the latter's work is on much smoother lines?


Gentlemen appointed to act as military representatives at local tribunals do not draw pay as such. Civilian military representatives carry out responsible, and in many cases very onerous, duties purely for patriotic reasons, and the question of remuneration does not enter into the matter. The clerks are paid by the tribunals at their discretion from funds at their disposal, and I have no information as to the remuneration received by the clerk to the Bermondsey Tribunal.