HC Deb 22 December 1919 vol 123 cc1030-1W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the Treasury have yet come to a decision in the matter of the creation of an establishment of ex-soldier clerks in the War Office?


The establishment of these clerks cannot be settled without regard to the method of recruitment to be adopted for such situations; but I am in communication with the War Office on the subject, and I hope that a decision may be arrived at shortly.

Lieut. - Colonel Sir J. NORTONGRIFFITHS

asked the Secretary of State for War whether his attention has been drawn to a statement issued by the Association of ex-Soldier (War Office) Clerks regarding their claim to be brought on to a pensionable establishment; and what action he proposes to take in the matter?


The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirma- tive. As stated in my reply to the hon. Member for North Lambeth on the 17th instant, the whole question of a pensionable establishment for these clerks is under consideration.