HC Deb 12 May 1919 vol 115 cc1373-4W

asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether he is aware that 100 temporary civilian clerks, employed at Nos. 16 and 18, Queen Anne's Gate, were given a week's salary in lieu of notice on the 12th February; that on the 15th of the same month a certain number received instructions to report at the Officers' Dispersal Unit, Sloane Street; that on the 17th February they were formally engaged and, on the question of salary being discussed, were informed that the remuneration would be similar to that previously received; that it was not until the end of the first week of the new en- gagement that the clerks became aware of the reduction to £2 16s. 6d.;and whether he will have this matter reconsidered, with a view to these men being restored to their original rate of remuneration?


I have made further inquiries into the matter, and have confirmed the facts as given in my previous answer to the hon. Member on the 1st May. I regret that I can add nothing to that answer.