HC Deb 20 April 1939 vol 346 c520W
Mr. Lipson

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will give an assurance that in the event of war the pay of men serving with the armed forces together with the allowances paid to their dependants will be at least equivalent to the wages of men working in munition factories or engaged in other forms of non-combatant service?

Sir J. Simon

I would refer the hon. Member to the reply given on the 18th April by my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister in answer to a question by the hon. Member for Middlesbrough, East (Mr. A. Edwards). I am sending a copy of this reply and of the statement to which it refers to the hon. Member.