HC Deb 07 March 1918 vol 103 c2139W

asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether he is aware that the Army pay clerks employed at the Army Service Corps (Mechanical Transport) Pay Office, Woolwich, who are on the family allowance are in receipt of a lesser rate than the Army Service Corps clerks employed in the Records Office under similar conditions; whether he will consider the possibility of paying the former men under the same Regulation as the latter and thus secure a uniform rate; and whether he will also consider the advisability of making some increase in the ration allowances commensurate with the increased cost of living?


I understand that the clerks in these two offices are now drawing allowances at identical rates. My right hon. Friend may rest assured that the question of the adequacy of ration allowances is kept under continuous review at the War Office.