HC Deb 03 March 1891 vol 351 cc31-2

I beg to ask the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he can explain on what principle Captains and Commanders of Ships are not entitled to full pay leave on returning from Foreign service, as everyone else in the ship is; and if he will re-consider this subject?


The reason given in 1867 was that Captains and Commanders only obtain appointments at intervals, and cannot, therefore, be considered as being on continuous service, whereas the officers to whom the leave was granted were considered as being virtually on continuous service. I cannot hold out any hope of altering this decision.


In consequence of the answer of the noble Lord, I beg to give notice that I shall call attention to the subject on the Estimates.