Generally speaking, our circumstances were radically different from those which had to be dealt with in the British Army—especially as regards the period of training and the period in which men were engaged on Army work. The general training and position of our men were more or less on a level throughout the country, and the differences in rank and in responsibility were not as material with us as in, say, the British Army. For that reason we considered it advisable simply to strike a flat rate for all officers and, incidentally, a flat rate for all men. We thought it the most suitable and systematic way of dealing with the matter from the point of view of fairness to the general individual, and also for administrative purposes. The working out of these rates was dealt with by a Government Committee set up to deal with all pay matters connected with the Army. We took as our base line the total disability payment that would be made to officers or men, and we based it to a certain extent on the British figure. In the British Royal Warrant for 1922 the rates for total disablement are given as follows:—Captain or Subaltern, £150; Major, £200; Lieutenant-Colonel, £250; and higher rank, £300, for officers holding temporary commissions. We have taken in our Schedule the figure of £200 per annum as the wound pension payable to officers totally disabled, as a fair one. In the matter of men, we took the figure for total disablement as 42/- per week. This compares with the figures in the British case, which are:— Private, 40/-; Corporal, 43/4; and Sergeant, 46/8. The gratuities payable to widows were assessed from the base line of the amount payable in respect of officers totally disabled. The same applies with regard to the men. In the provisions for the education of youths, under the age of 18, and daughters under the age of 21, we followed to a close extent the amount paid in similar cases according to the British Warrant.