Oral Answers to Questions — Service Pay and Allowances

– in the House of Commons on 22nd October 1942.

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Photo of Sir Charles Taylor Sir Charles Taylor , Eastbourne

asked the Lord President of the Council whether, as a result of the all-party deputation which he received recently, he has any statement to make on the question of Service pay and allowances and the many anomalies that still exist?

Photo of Captain John McEwen Captain John McEwen , Berwickshire and Haddingtonshire

I have been asked to reply. As the Lord President of the Council explained to the deputation, the Government must maintain their recent decision on the rates of Service pay and allowances, but they are willing to consider any anomalies which may exist. All the points which were raised by the deputation are under consideration, but as they were numerous and in some cases complex in character, a certain amount of time is needed for their examination.

Photo of Sir Charles Taylor Sir Charles Taylor , Eastbourne

Would the Government be prepared to make a brief statement of the points raised earlier in the Session if I put down a Question?

Photo of Captain John McEwen Captain John McEwen , Berwickshire and Haddingtonshire

The hon. and gallant Gentleman had better put down a Question and see what happens.