THE EARL OF MARCH (Sussex, Chichester)
asked the Secretary to the Admiralty, If he can see his way to recommend that Coast Guardsmen should not be deprived of the two pence per diem increase of pay which seamen become entitled to after ten years' service?
§ THE SECRETARY TO THE ADMIRALTY (Mr. HIBBERT) (Oldham)
This question has been very frequently considered; but I do not think I should be justified in holding out any hopes to the noble Lord that the 2d. a-day, re-engaged pay, can be allowed to the Coastguard. This pay is granted as an inducement to men who serve in all parts of the world to re-engage. Moreover, the conditions of pay as well as of service in the Coastguard differ very materially from those of the Fleet. The applications for entry are very numerous, showing that in spite of the present regulations as regards pay it is not an unpopular branch of the Service.