§ Mr. Mathers
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he can state the number of prison officers in receipt of £150 per annum, or over, transferred since 1st January, 1936, whose removal allowance did not exceed £5; and the number in receipt of £150 per annum, on transfer since the above date, whose removal allowance was calculated on the old basic scale of 29s. to 45s.?
§ Mr. Elliot
Under the Removal Expenses regulations a transferred householder may be allowed a flat rate grant in respect of miscellaneous items of expenditure. The grant is calculated by reference to pay at the date of transfer and amounts to £10 or £5 according as the rate of pay does or does not exceed £150 a year basic (now £215 3s. a year consolidated). As regards the first part of the question, all claims have been dealt with on the foregoing basis. As regards the second part of the question, two officers who were transferred on the 10th and I2th March, 1936, respectively were each allowed a flat rate grant of £5 calculated with reference to the old basic scale, the new rates of pay which were applied retrospectively as from the 1st January, 1936, not being in operation at the dates of transfer.