HC Deb 08 June 1920 vol 130 c258W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether provision has now been made for an increase of pay to officers in the Colonial Service similar to that granted of other Civil servants; and when he hopes to be able to announce the new scales of pay?

Colonel WILSON

I am unable at present to add anything to the reply given on the 19th of May to my hon. and gallant Friend the Member for Melton (Colonel Yate) with regard to the revised rates of pay which have been introduced into, or are under consideration, in various Colonies and Protectorates. It is not possible to make any general statement of revised rates as the rates and other conditions of service differ considerably in different Colonies owing to the variety of local circumstances, but any revision that may be sanctioned is at once made known in the Colony concerned.