§ Mr. Bellenger
asked the Secretary of State for War what opportunities exist for architectural draughtsmen to be paid tradesmen's rates of pay; and what is the procedure to be followed for mustering as such?
§ Captain Margesson
The Royal Engineers employ a considerable number of architectural draughtsmen who are mustered and paid as Group A tradesmen. All vacancies in the Corps, however, are at present filled, and it is not anticipated that it will be possible to muster and pay as tradesmen any further draughtsmen for a considerable time. Men qualified as draughtsmen but not required for employment as such can, of course, be mustered in any alternative trade in which they can become qualified and for which vacancies exist.