HC Deb 01 May 1919 vol 115 c360W

asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether he is aware that the civilian clerks now employed at the officers' dispersal unit, Sloane Street, were, prior to transfer to this place, employed under the War Office at a rate of £3 10s. 6d. per week and that they are now receiving only £2 16s. 6d.;and whether, in view of the important work being done by these men, he can state the reason for this reduction in salary and will favourably consider restoring to these men their previous rate of pay?


I understand that some of these men were formerly temporarily employed in the War Office at War Office rates of pay. When they were given notice of the termination of their employment the new terms offered to them, which are those approved generally for the London district, were fully explained to them. I regret that it is not possible to consider any increase.

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