HC Deb 21 September 1948 vol 456 c84W
Mr. Janner

asked the Secretary of State for War why the messengers employed in the wholly non-industrial area of the H.Q. of London District have different and less satisfactory conditions of establishment and promotion than their counterparts in War Office headquarters, having regard to the fact that the clerical civil servants with whom they work have no such differentiation in conditions of service.

Mr. Shinwell

It has long been the practice in the War Office, as in certain other Government Departments, to differentiate in certain respects between messengers in the War Office itself and those in outstations, the former being regarded traditionally as non-industrials and the latter as industrials.