HC Deb 07 April 1919 vol 114 c1698W

asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether he can see his way to take any action with a view to removing the existent disparity in rates of pay and emoluments as between commissaries of ordnance and temporary officers of the Royal Army Ordnance Corps, in respect of which commissaries of long Army service appear to be labouring under a sense of injustice?

Captain GUEST

I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply given to a question asked by the hon. and gallant Member for Finchley on 11th March, to the effect that the comparison drawn is not one of like with like. Normally administrative and executive officers of the Royal Army Ordnance Corps serve under entirely different conditions. Where an executive officer is called upon to perform the duties of an administrative officer for the time being he is given extra duty pay of 2s. 6d. a day, in addition to the emoluments which he would draw as an executive officer. There is no present intention of changing the conditions of pay and emoluments in these cases.