§ Captain GARRO-JONES
asked the Secretary of State for War whether, seeing that the terms of service of records clerks have been subject to an award to take effect from 1st April, 1924, he can give an assurance that this scheme will be put into active operation forthwith at all stations, including the Royal Air Force record and pay office, Royal Dockyard, Woolwich?
§ Sir L. WORTHINGTON - EVANS
Before the scheme of reorganisation can be put into operation, it is necessary to decide the permanent establishment of each office, and this is now being done. Any arrears of pay due to those who are absorbed in the new organisation will be paid as from the 1st April, 1924. There is no Royal Air Force Pay and Record Office at Woolwich, and I presume the hon. and gallant Member refers to the Royal Artillery Pay and Record Office, the permanent establishment of which is being considered with that of the other Pay and Record Offices.