§ MR. BELLAIRS
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty what is the total increase of salaries under all Votes for the four Sea Lords in this year's Navy Estimates over the amount paid in 1903–4; and why in the case of one Sea Lord the increase is made by an increase of half-pay mentioned in an appendix to the Navy Estimates, while in the case of the others it appears directly on Vote 12 for the Admiralty.
§ MR EDMUND ROBERTSON
The total increase of emoluments under all Votes for the four Sea Lords in the Estimates of 1907–8 as compared with those for 1903–4 is £2,075 2s. 6d. The increase in the case of the First Sea Lord is partly due to the automatic increase of half-pay on his promotion to Admiral of the Fleet, and partly to the award of a special rate of half-pay in recognition of his distinguished services. It does not increase the emoluments of the post of First Sea Lord, and is not therefore provided for in Vote 12.