HC Deb 04 August 1887 vol 318 c1156
MR. CONYBEARE (Cornwall, Camborne)

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty, Whether in accordance with the Queen's Regulations, gunnery instructors are entitled to an additional pay of 8d. per day when instructing the crews of their several ships; whether a limited number of the men are detailed for this duty on the gunnery ship Cambridge at Devonport; but that, owing to the numbers being too small, an additional number are required to do duty both on this ship and also on the Foudroyant; and, whether it is the fact that these latter are not allowed the additional payment of 8d. per day; and, if so, whether he will arrange for them to receive the same pay as the others when engaged upon the same duties?


the pay of gunnery instructors is 8d. a-day extra for instructing duties. All men qualified as gunnery instructors are entitled to this extra allowance when employed on instructing duty. Nothing is known at the Admiralty as to the employment of additional instructors on board the Cambridge and Foudroyant; but the captain of the Cambridge will be ordered to report on this point on his return from the naval manœuvres, where he is at present employed.