ADMIRAL FIELD (Sussex, Eastbourne)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty whether their Lordships will consider the claim of the masters of sea-going dockyard lugs to have their pensions calculated upon the basis of their annual earnings rather than, as at present, upon their scale of day pay of 5s., in view of the great responsibilities cast upon them as pilots of Her Majesty's ships entering and leaving harbour, and bearing in mind that their Lordships have recently accepted the principle in dealing with the pensions of Admiralty coopers?
§ THE CIVIL LORD OF THE ADMIRALTY (Mr. E. ROBERTSON,) Dundee
The pension of these men are governed by an Order in Council under which it has been held that pilotage allowances cannot be taken into account.
Will their Lordships consider the advisability of altering the order in the interests of justice?