§ Mr. Prescott
asked the Secretary of State for War to what extent rates of pay and allowances, including subsistence allowance, differ for corresponding ranks in the Army and in the Women's Army Corps; and if he will publish a table giving the corresponding figures for all ranks.
§ Mr. Shinwell
At the present time it is not easy to compare the pay of corresponding ranks in the Army and the A.T.S. An entirely new system of pay and allowances for the Army was introduced on 1st July, 1946, and this included a new system of classification for other ranks. The A.T.S. remained on their existing pay system and retained their old classification scheme for other ranks, but were given increases in pay, from the same date, of Is. a day for officers and 8d. a day for other ranks. As stated in Army Estimates, 1948–49 (page 19), the rates of pay and conditions of service of the A.T.S. are under review. I have sent the hon. Member tabular statements giving the information asked for in the last part of the Question.