§ 78. Mr. CROOKS
asked the Secretary to the Treasury whether, in view of the increased cost of living pressing unduly hard upon the lowerpaid Civil servant, he can see his way to granting an increase of pay on similar lines to that granted to the Post Office employes, namely, a rise of 5s. per week to those whose salary does not exceed £104, 4s. from £104 to £150, and 3s. for those in receipt of from £150 to £200 per annum, respectively, many of the latter class having been on their maximum salary for several years past?
Mr. McKINNON WOOD
The Government carefully considered the question of granting a war bonus to the lower-paid clerical classes in the Civil Service, but they came to the conclusion that a case had not been made out for imposing on the taxpayer the heavy additional charges which would be involved. The amount of the war bonus granted to the Post Office employés was 3s. to adult male employés receiving up to 40s. a week, and 2s. to those receiving between 40s. and 60s.