HC Deb 31 March 1909 vol 3 cc320-1

asked whether the same arrangements could be made with regard to pay for the Fleet Reserve as in the case of Territorials, viz., the difference between the day-work rate of pay, which they lost while training, and the service allowance?


The Royal Fleet Reserve is composed of men who have served in the Royal Navy, and who join this Reserve with the obligation to perform certain service for which they receive certain advantages. There is no analogy between the Royal Fleet Reserve and the Territorial Army. The men of the Reserve receive pay at naval rates when up for drill, and no reason is seen for incurring the expense of such an arrangement as is suggested.