§ 10. Captain LOSEBY
asked the Pensions Minister if he is aware that married ex-Service men are holding responsible positions in the Ministry of Pensions as proposers, approvers, and correspondence clerks at 54s. a week, less insurance and receipt stamps, whereas in pre-war times clerks doing this class of work would receive 50s. to 63s. per week; and if he will state what proportion of his staff receiving salaries over £5 per week served with the Expenditionary Force?
§ Sir L. WORTHINGTON-EVANS
The "approvers" referred to are Grade II. clerks who are paid at the rate of 63s. a week. The "proposers" are normally also Grade II. clerks, although they are sometimes paid as Grade III. clerks at 54s. a week during the period of probation. Correspondence clerks are usually Grade III. Clerks in receipt of 54s. a week are employed upon duties of a simple routine character, such as, before the War, would probably have been performed by assistant clerks in receipt of £55 per annum. The present rates of pay are fixed by the Treasury for all London Departments for the class of work performed. Of the present headquarter staff of about 14,500, there are 3,020 males. Of these 484 draw £250 a year or over, sixty-one of these are established Civil servants of whom two have served with the forces. Of the remaining 423, 78 per cent., or 330, have served with the forces.