Corps Pay (Officers).

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — British Army. – in the House of Commons on 14th February 1922.

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Photo of Mr Worthington Evans Mr Worthington Evans , Colchester

My hon. and gallant Friend is under a misapprehension. To qualify for corps pay an officer must be qualified in the examination for associate membership of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, but he is not required actually to take up associate membership and there is, therefore, no question of compulsory payment of the institution's subscription. The question of allowing all Royal Army Service Corps officers (equally with all Royal Engineer officers) who were serving on the date of the Royal Warrant to draw corps pay without any special qualification was very fully considered in 1919, and, for reasons that are too lengthy to be dealt with by question and answer, the present rules were decided upon.