HC Deb 07 May 1867 vol 187 c94

said, he would beg to ask the First Lord of the Admiralty, When the small increase of pay promised to the Labourers in Her Majesty's Dockyards will be given to them; and, whether the Soldiers of the Royal Marines will be included in the proposed increase of pay to the Soldiers of the Army.


replied, that the Navy Estimates providing for the pay of labourers and artificers were not yet sanctioned by that House; but it was proposed to give them the increase, and also arrears from the commencement of the financial year. As to including the Royal Marines in the proposed increase of pay to the soldiers of the Army, the latter had not yet been voted, but as soon as it was voted the pay of the Royal Marines would be considered by the Admiralty. It had always been usual to adopt the same rate of pay the same for the two branches of the service.