HC Deb 24 February 1927 vol 202 cc1940-1W
Lieut.-Colonel V. HENDERSON

asked the Secretary of State for War when the pay of recruiting officers was last raised, and by what amount?


The pay of approximately two-thirds of the number of recruiting officers was raised from £150, plus bonus, a year to £200 plus bonus a year in February, 1925. These rates are drawn in addition to retired pay.

Lieut.-Colonel HENDERSON

asked the Secretary of State for War (1) why certain recruiting areas are now being amalgamated; and whether officers who become redundant will be offered alternative employment or monetary compensation in cases where the appointment was only recently taken up and expenses incurred;

(2) whether any command recruiting officers have been or are being appointed and, if so, what scale of pay they will receive; and whether any regimental recruiting officers who become redundant through amalgamation of areas will be eligible for these appointments?


The amalgamation of certain recruiting zones is under consideration for reasons of administration and economy, but matters are not sufficiently sufficiently advanced for me to make any statement on the subject.