§ Mr. T. GRIFFITHS
asked the Home Secretary whether he is aware that salaries of clerks to factory inspectors range from £60 to £80 a year; that a Royal Commission five years ago recommended a material improvement, but during the War these men have received only a small war bonus, and that there has been no revision of salaries; and whether he will favourably consider granting these men a substantial increase?
§ Mr. SHORTT
These clerks are graded according to the nature and amount of their work in four classes, with the following scales of pay: £60 to £80, £60 to £100, £80 to £100, and £100 to £150. There are only two clerks on the lowest scale. Every clerk is paid a war bonus of 23s.a week. Action on the recommendations of the Royal Commission to which the hon. Member refers has necessarily been suspended during the War, but when the time comes for dealing with them the question of the pay and status of these clerks will not be overlooked.