HC Deb 08 March 1917 vol 91 cc568-9W

asked the hon. Member for Worcestershire (Bewdley Division) whether Civil servants who, in accordance with the Prime Minister's circular of 27th February, volunteer for National Service, will in the event of their being called up receive the same salaries as they are receiving at present?


It is not proposed to extend the grant of "Civil Pay, which is allowed to Civil servants serving in the forces, to those who volunteer for National Service and are transferred from their present posts to other employment. They will, under the National Service scheme, be guaranteed the appropriate rate of pay for the work to which they are sent, and the period of absence from their Departments will be treated as special leave, without pay, and will not count for pension.