The payments in question have never been separately accounted for, and I regret that it would involve disproportionate expenditure of time and labour to aggregate the cost of the balance of civil pay of the large numbers of Civil servants serving with the Forces.
Is my right hon. and gallant Friend aware that there is great dissatisfaction about this matter? Why should the employees of particular employers have a preference by having their wages made up in this way? Cannot the figures be got out?