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Army Aid (Glasgow Refuse Removal)

Volume 901: debated on Thursday 20 March 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence how many hours per week are being worked by the soldiers shifting rubbish in Glasgow; and what is the weekly total pay and allowances being paid to a typical private soldier engaged on these duties.

We expect that soldiers engaged on this task will be working 75 hours a week, over six days, including preparation and travelling time. A private soldier's pay depends on his length of commitment, his trade group and his skills. In the time available it has not been possible to obtain detailed information in respect of those particular soldiers engaged on this task.