§ 83. Sir CLEMENT KINLOCH-COOKE
asked the net amount of wages paid to a married civil subordinate employed under the War Office, after deducting is. 6d. for rent, 6d. for gas, and 4d. for insurance; whether he is aware that some of these men have six or seven children; will he say whether these pensions are given for services rendered in time of war; and, if so, are they emoluments earned outside the duties of civil subordinates; and in what other departments of the War Office are men's pensions included in their pay?
§ Mr. HAROLD BAKER
In reply to a previous question I stated that the wages of barrack labourers are 18s. 6d. a week in addition to pension. I have no information as to the size of these men's families. Army pensions are given for service in the Army, not necessarily in war. The. practice is to take pension into account in fixing wages in the case of employments confined to pensioners, and I do not consider this inequitable.
§ Sir C. KINLOCH-COOKE
Is the hon. Member aware that the wages paid to these men are far below what are generally paid in any other occupation for a similar kind of work?