§ Mr. BRIANT
asked the Secretary of State for War if a decision has been arrived at as to the system of remuneration of civilians in the Army Forms Stores; and if he will see that the promise made in August, 1918, that the transferees from Woolwich should thereby suffer no pecuniary loss, is carried out?
§ Sir L. WORTHINGTON-EVANS
The new scheme of grading and remuneration for the subordinate employés at this depot, which provided for increased basic rates, plus the Civil Service bonus in place of the previous rates that were mainly based on Woolwich terms, was introduced on 19th January last, and gave immediate increases to all men employed. As regards the Woolwich transferees, I understand that the wages of all the men are higher than if the Woolwich rates remained, except in the case of three labourers. The cut in the bonus has, from the 1st March, given these men a total wage that falls below the Woolwich rates that they received before the 19th January, but against this they should benefit from the progressive scale that they did not previously enjoy.