HC Deb 11 March 1941 vol 369 c1165W
Mr. Thurtle

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that the orderly room clerks of the Pioneer Corps are not paid tradesmen's rates of pay, while this rate is paid to orderly room clerks of all other corps; and whether he will inquire into this matter with a view to seeing that the Pioneer Corps orderly room staffs are put upon the same basis as similar staffs of other corps?

Captain Margesson

This matter has been under consideration, and it has been decided to allow an orderly room clerk, paid as a tradesman, at group headquarters of the Pioneer Corps in addition to the orderly room sergeant tradesman already allowed. This will put the Pioneer Corps headquarters on the same footing as that, for example, of an infantry battalion.