HC Deb 15 March 1917 vol 91 cc1288-9W

asked the hon. Member for Worcestershire (Bewdley Division) if, in view of the continued increase in the cost of living, he will extend the bonus to Civil servants to persons in receipt of salaries between £150 and £200 a year?


As the hon. Member is no doubt aware, His Majesty's Government has set up a Conciliation and Arbitration Board to consider applications from Civil servants for increases of remuneration, and I am not prepared to take action on the lines suggested in anticipation of the conclusions of the Board.