HC Deb 29 March 1900 vol 81 c690
MR. CHARLES M'ARTHUR (Liverpool, Exchange)

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty whether he can state the rate of wages paid to able seamen and stokers, respectively, who, being on short service, are not entitled to pensions in vessels of the Royal Navy now on service in South African waters.


The rate of wages (exclusive of allowances) paid to non-continuous (or short) service able seamen and stokers respectively is 1s. 4d. and 1s. 9d. a day in South Africa or elsewhere. There are, however, practically no able seamen or stokers entered for non-continuous service, and, as a matter of fact, on the date of the last return of numbers borne on the Cape station, there were no able seamen and only one stoker non-continuous service.

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