HC Deb 30 June 1919 vol 117 cc622-3W
Read-Admiral ADAIR

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the salaries now paid to temporary members of the staff of the Inland Revenue Lands Valuation Department are the same as in 1914, with the addition of a bonus of 14s. a week only; whether a man who is thirty years of age is only paid £2 14s. a week as compared with £2 a week in 1914; and, if so, whether, in the opinion of the Government, this is an adequate increase having regard to the increased cost of maintaining himself, a wife, and family?


The answer to the first and second parts of the question is in the negative. Members of the temporary clerical staff of the Valuation Office receive a remuneration, according to their age, within the limits of the scale of assistant clerks together with the war bonus sanctioned by the Treasury for temporary provincial employés. On this basis a temporary valuation clerk of thirty years of age would under ordinary circumstances be paid a remuneration of £107 10s., plus 18s. a week war bonus.