Pay Corps.

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army. – in the House of Commons on 9th June 1942.

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Photo of Sir Henry Morris-Jones Sir Henry Morris-Jones , Denbigh

asked the Secretary of State for War how many category A and B men are now in the Royal Army Pay Corps; and whether he is aware that many of the personnel in this corps working in offices, complain of lack of sufficient to do, and their applications to be transferred to combatant units have been refused?

Photo of Sir James Grigg Sir James Grigg , Cardiff East

It would not be in the public interest to give the figures asked for. I am not aware that the Royal Army Pay Corps is under-worked. Men of higher medical category are being transferred to combatant corps as fast as the supply and, training of substitutes allow.

Photo of Sir Henry Morris-Jones Sir Henry Morris-Jones , Denbigh

Will my right hon. Friend assure the House that low category men will be used in this Corps, as Members of this House are receiving letters from active men of the Royal Army Pay Corps, who prefer to enter combatant units, and will he look into the matter?

Photo of Sir James Grigg Sir James Grigg , Cardiff East

This is a matter which is very well known to me. The difficulty is in getting sufficient substitutes quickly enough, so that my hon. Friend is pushing an open door as regards the policy, but as regards the practice, that depends upon supply.