HC Deb 05 March 1919 vol 113 cc423-4W

asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether he is now able to state the result of his inquiry into the question of the employment of soldiers in telephone exchanges ostensibly on military duties but, in cases of emergency, employed on ordinary Post Office duties at military rates of pay, to which his attention was drawn on the 1st August and on the 23rd October last year?


It has been decided that these men should receive civilian rates, and instructions have been issued to that effect.