§ 14. Captain BENNETT-GOLDNEY
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if, when the claims of the lower-paid classes of the Civil Service are being considered by the Government with a view to giving such men as the established and temporary messengers at the War Office and other Departments who up to now have received no war bonus at all, and are not paid for Sunday work at one and a half times the ordinary scale as is done for similar work at the Admiralty, he will take steps to urge the claims of the men in his own Department; and if he will at the same time recommend that the present war bonus paid to the Metropolitan Police shall be increased to meet their additional expenditure enforced by the rise in the cost of living.
The lower-paid staff of the Home Office share in the bonus granted to the Civil Service generally. The Metropolitan Police have already had a war bonus, but the case of nose on whom the present high cost of living is pressing most heavily is now under consideration, and I hope to be able to make a statement at an early date.