§ Mr. CROOKS
asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether, in view of the fact that a gunner's regimental pay is now 1s. 6d. per day and after six months' service he receives 3d. per day proficiency pay, he will state. the reason why an artificer is not entitled to the 3d. per day proficiency pay in addition to his regimental pay of 2s.?
§ Mr. FORSTER
The facts are not as stated. The gunner gets 3d. extra after six months' service only if be qualifies for first-class proficiency pay; the fitter with 2s. regimental pay gets an extra 3d. or 6d. after six months if lie qualifies for second-class or first-class proficiency pay.