HC Deb 01 June 1921 vol 142 c1064W

asked the Minister of Health whether boys of 15 engaged in the Ministry of Health are being paid 33s. 2d. per week, and that at 17 their pay ranges from 40s. to 51s. 9d.; and whether these salaries are nearly double those which are paid in the City?


The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. As stated in my reply to the hon. and gallant Member for Harborough (Sir K. Fraser) on the 11th instant, these weekly wages are in most cases general service rates, which are fixed for me by the Treasury. I do not accept the statement in the last part of the question.