HC Deb 12 November 1918 vol 110 cc2545-6W

asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether his attention has been called to the fact that skilled masseuses, members of the Military Masseuses Corps, who have gone through a long and expensive training, are only being paid a salary of £2 10s. a week which, having regard to the present cost of living, is wholly inadequate for their requirements, while officers of the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps, who may have joined without any previous special training, are in receipt of £3 a week; and whether he will take steps to remedy this inequality and grant the skilled masseuses a minimum of £3 a week with a rise after a certain term of service?


As stated in reply to my hon. and gallant Friend the Member for Christchurch on the 4th instant, the recommendations of the new Advisory Council are at present under consideration, and I hope to arrive at an early settlement.