HC Deb 22 June 1939 vol 348 c2484W
Sir J. Smedley Crooke

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he will consider the advisability of increasing the pay of members of National Defence companies who, when wanted in an emergency, as at present arranged will only receive 2s. per day plus 17s. weekly separation allowance, to at least to the same level of £3 per week paid to the air-raid precautions and police reserve, seeing that most of these men have various commitments and have extensive war service qualifications and, therefore, should not be treated as recruits?

Sir V. Warrender

If called up for service, members of the National Defence companies will receive pay and allowances, according to their rank and other circumstances, on exactly the same scale as other members of the Territorial Army. The soldier's emoluments as a whole do not compare unfavourably with those of air-raid precautions workers.

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