§ MR. W. T. HOWELL (Denbigh Boroughs)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Admiralty (1) whether in view of the recent increase in pay granted to the principal officers of the Constructive and Engineering Departments of the Dockyards, it is intended to make similar increase to the principal officers of the Staff Captains' Department; and (2) Whether it has been noted that the present pay of an Assistant Staff Captain is less than the Naval full pay of that officer.
§ MR. MACARTNEY
The answer to the first Question of the hon. Member is in the negative. As regards the second Question it is the fact that the salary of Assistant Staff Captain in the Harbour Master's Department of the Dockyard is less by a few pounds than the full pay of an officer of similar rank if employed afloat; but this does not cover the whole ground of the comparison, as the former enjoys the advantage of an Official residence on shore.