HC Deb 12 July 1949 vol 467 cc10-1W
20. Mr. C. S. Taylor

asked the Secretary of State for War how many civilian night watchmen and civilian cleaners, respectively, are employed at Army camps in Britain; and what are their average rates of pay, respectively.

Mr. Shinwell

The information asked for in the first part of the Question is not readily available, and to obtain it would entail a disproportionate amount of work. If, however, the hon. Member is referring to any specific kind of Army camp, and will let me have particulars. I will have further inquiries made.

Watchmen and full-time male cleaners are paid on the minimum rate of wages authorised for unskilled labour at the station of employment and vary according to locality. The common rates are 98s. 0d. and 95s. 0d. a week of 44 hours.