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War Office (Clerical Staff, Sidcup)

Volume 345: debated on Thursday 30 March 1939

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asked the Secretary of State for War whether he has completed his promised consideration of representations made to him on the 11th January last by the Civil Service Clerical Association regarding the unsatisfactory working conditions of clerical staffs employed in the Pay and Record Office at Sidcup, and representations regarding reductions of pay of the lowest grades which were effected on their transfer from Woolwich to Sidcup; and what decisions have been reached?

The question of accommodation is under urgent consideration and it is hoped that a decision will be reached very shortly. The move of the Record and Pay Office from Woolwich to Sidcup has brought it into an area where provincial rates of pay apply, in place of the London rates which were previously in issue, and I regret that it is not possible to give higher rates than those which are now in force.