§ MR. W. JOHNSTON
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty, Why the writers employed in the Department of the Accountant General of the Navy, and in certain other Departments, under the Regulations of 15th February 1869, "for the appointment of writers in the several Departments under the Admiralty," which provides that "the pay will be six shillings a-day for six days in the week for the first year, and to rise by threepence a-day for each year's service to a maximum of nine shillings," have not received such increase since August 1156 1871, while the writers in the Dock and Victualling Yards have regularly received the advance?
§ MR. GOSCHEN
said, that by an Order issued in 1869 by the Admiralty certain writers were to receive certain salaries. That Order was superseded by one dated August, 1871, which applied to all the departments of the Civil Service, and under that Order in Council was regulated any further advance in pay, and the question was whether the writers in the Dockyard and in the Victualling Yards ought to have received the advance that took place in the other departments under that Order. The attention of the Board of Admiralty was called to the subject about two months ago, and the matter was now under investigation.