Sir EDWARD KEMP (Minister of Militia and Defence):
The hon. member for Guys-borough (Mr. Sinclair) and the hon. member for St. John (Mr. Pugsley) each asked questions yesterday, the first with regard to Civil Service enlistment and statutory increases of pay, and the second with regard to Civil Service enlistments and separation
allowance. The answer to these questions is as follows:
A civil servant who enlists receives full pay the same as if he were employed doing his civil service duties, provided always that his civil pay is greater than that which he would draw as a soldier.
The Government has undertaken to see that a civil servant receives pay not less than what he would have received had he remained at home and had not enlisted. He does not, therefore, receive separation allowance extra, but it is the intention that he shall receive the regular statutory increases provided he is receiving only one salary.
Subtopic: PAY AND SEPARATION ALLOWANCE.