§ 68. Sir J. BUTCHER
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the number of civil servants in receipt of salaries of £500 a year and upwards who have, in the course of the last 12 months, received increases of their permanent salaries apart from war bonus, distinguishing those in receipt of salaries from £500 to £1,000, from £l,000 to £1,500, from £1,500 to £2,000, and over £2,000, respectively; and the respective amounts of increase of these salaries?
I have been asked to reply. As my predecessor informed my hon. and learned Friend on 449 the 23rd March, the information desired is being obtained. I will communicate the result to him in due course.
§ Sir J. BUTCHER
Will the hon. and gallant Gentleman be in a position to give me the information this day week? It is a matter of considerable importance.
I will make the effort, but there are a great number of circulars to be sent to the various Departments. I hope to be able to get it, but I am not sure.
§ Mr. FRANCE
In view of wages and the cost of living going down, when is it proposed to reduce some of the war bonuses?