asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether he can state the rate of wages to be paid or at present being paid to men in the Royal Engineers who are to be, or who are now, employed there and who are qualified riveters?
§ Mr. FORSTER
On joining as recruits such soldiers receive regimental pay at 1s. 2d. and engineer pay at 6d. a day. On completing the recruits' course they receive the regimental pay of their rank, 1s. 2d. a day as sapper, 2s. 6d. as corporal, and 3s. 3d. as sergeant, with engineer pay varying from 1s. to 2s. a day according to their qualifications.