HC Deb 06 December 1926 vol 200 cc1682-3W

asked the Secretary of State for War the number of employés of the Imperial War Graves Commission in Tanganyika, indicating whether they are military or civilian, the rate of pay for each class, and how this scale compares with that of other civilian employés serving in the same Colony; and whether he will investigate a complaint that the officials of this Commission in Tanganyika are not able to live on their pay?


It is not possible to give separate figures for Tanganyika, but the number of white employées of the Imperial War Graves Commission in East Africa is 24, all of whom are civilians. The annual rates of pay of these employés, which are based on those payable in East Africa for similar type of work, are as follows:

£ s.
1 Deputy-Director of Works 1,500 0
3 Principal Assistants 650–800 0
1 Chief Clerk 650 0
1 Accounts Clerk and Store-keeper 500 0
1 Registration Officer 320 0
1 Typist (Male) 350 0
1 Typist (Female) 250 0
1 Junior Clerk (Female) 200 0
9 Clerks of Works 475–682 10
5 Handymen 360–400 0

Any complaint which the hon. and gallant Member may bring to my notice will be carefully investigated.