HC Deb 18 April 1923 vol 162 c2075W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War what gratuity, if any, was paid to Army Pay Corps and other non-combatant home service conscripts on demobilisation after one or two years' service respectively; what was their pay rate in 1918; and what additional provision was made for them by way of uniform, food, lodging, or fare facilities and family allowances, at that time?


The general rate of gratuities for home service on demobilisation was £5 for one year and £8 for two years for a private soldier, with higher rates for those of higher rank. The rate of pay for a private of the Army Pay Corps was 1s. 8d. a day, with an additional penny for each year of war service. It is not possible to state within the limits of a reply to a question the provision made for uniform, food and the other items mentioned; but they were the same for the Pay Corps as for the Army generally. If the hon. Member will inform me what point he has in mind, I -could, perhaps, answer it more directly.

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