§ Mr. W. SHAW
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if there is any immediate intention to discontinue the payment to, or to reduce the war bonus of, Government staffs?
§ Mr. R. McNEILL
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware that in paragraph 7 of the Report of the Civil Service National Whitley Council (Cost of Living) Committee, dated 8th May, 1920, it is stated that the Committee reserve for further consideration the question of the effect of the increase in cost of living upon the wages and salaries of employes and officers not covered by the Civil Service Arbitration Board's awards Nos. 84 and 101; whether such consideration has since been given; and whether it is now proposed to grant to these persons who have hitherto been wholly excluded from war bonuses such proportion thereof as appears equitable, having regard to any increases in cost of living since the dates of their appointment?
§ Mr. BALDWIN
I have been asked to reply. I am aware of the terms of the paragraph. The consideration by the Cost of Living Committee of the question of further increase of the remuneration of the employés and officers in question has not been concluded, but the large majority of them have been granted an increase of remuneration as from the 1st March or 1st July, 1920, by the terms of1854W the Civil Service Arbitration Board Memorandum of Settlement by Agreement A83.