HC Deb 28 February 1917 vol 90 cc2046-7W

asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office if, in the case of Driver Ernest John Phillips, he took into consideration that this man on or about 8th December, 1915, was enlisted and served one day with the Colours and was then put in the Army Reserve; if at the time he served his one day the rate of pay for the Army Service Corps (Mechanical Transport) was 6s. a day, although it was later on reduced; if the War Office at that time, through Lord Derby, had promised attested men choice of regiment and the full rate of pay in force at the time they joined the Colours; and, if so, why Driver Phillips did not receive this rate of pay when he was later on called up from the Reserve, as he was a soldier from the day he served with the Colours and not only from the date he was called up from the Reserve?


As I have already informed my hon. and gallant Friend, it does not appear that this man is entitled to the rate of 6s. a day. I will, however, have inquiry made and will in form him of the result.