HC Deb 29 March 1911 vol 23 c1305

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty what are the rates of pay of coopers in His Majesty's Navy; and whether, in view of the absence of progression in the rates of pay, even after long service, he will consider the desirability of allowing them to earn promotion to the rank of chief petty officer?


As stated in the reply given by my right hon. Friend the First Lord to the hon. Member for Devon-port on the 20th February, the pay of cooper ratings is:—

s. d.
Cooper's crew 2 6 a day.
Second cooper 2 10 a day.
Cooper 3 2 a day.
The question of instituting a chief petty officer rating for the class was considered only recently, and it was decided that such a rating was not required.