HC Deb 18 January 1940 vol 356 c244W
Marquess of Titchfield

asked the Secretary of State for War what pay a soldier, joining the Royal Engineers, receives; and what allowances are given if this soldier has a widowed mother dependent on him?

Mr. Stanley

A soldier enlisted for service in the Royal Engineers is eligible for the normal rate of pay of 2s. a day applicable to recruits for other arms unless he is qualified and accepted for service as a tradesman. In the latter event, he is eligible for pay varying from 2s. 3d. to 3s. 3d. a day according to the classification of his trade in the Army pay groups. The conditions under which allowances can be given to mothers and other dependants of men joining the Army are shown in Cmd. 6138.