HC Deb 15 July 1919 vol 118 cc221-2W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware that there is considerable discontent amongst some members of the Civil Service who, on the outbreak of war, with permission, voluntarily joined the Forces, and on their return to civil life are only receiving their pre-war salary, plus bonus, whilst the men who were retained in the Civil Service have received their annual increments and war bonus; and whether he will state the reason for this discrimination and see that those men who served their country in the military and naval forces are not placed in a worse position than those who were retained in their civil employment?


Civil servants who joined His Majesty's Forces, with permission, are entitled to count naval or military service for increment of Civil salary. If the hon. and gallant Member will give me particulars of the Civil servants to whom he refers I will make further inquiries.