HC Deb 13 May 1918 vol 106 cc54-5W

asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether he is aware that Infantry sergeants now employed in Labour Groups receive 3s. 4d. per day provided they have served over three years; that Artillery sergeants in Labour Corps receive 3d. per day less because they are not Infantry sergeants; that men enlisted as clerks in Labour Corps and without any service in the Infantry or Artillery receive 4s. per day; and whether ho will favourably consider raising the pay of men who have served in the fighting ranks to the level of those who have not?


I am not aware that any Artillery sergeants transferred to the Labour Corps in circumstances entitling them to retain their Artillery pay are drawing less than Infantry sergeants, and if my right hon. Friend will let me have details I will have inquiries made. The clerks who are drawing 4s. a day were specially enlisted at that rate in the early days of the War. No men are now enlisted at that rate.