§ SIR H. DRUMMOND WOLFF
asked the Secretary to the Admiralty, Whether it is a fact that Barrack Sergeants of Marines have had their allowances reduced by the same amount as their pay has been increased; and, if so, why they alone of the non-commissioned Officers of Marines are not to be allowed increased advantages?
§ MR. TREVELYAN
Sir, it was considered by the Admiralty that the pay and allowances of barrack sergeants under the old scale were quite sufficient, which could not be said for the other non-commissioned officers of Marines. Consequently, when the recent increases were made, the combined pay and allowances of barrack sergeants were not raised.