§ Sir CLEMENT KINLOCH-COOKE
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he is aware that naval writers are granted, and in the case of writers below the rank of chief writer are obliged to wear, good-conduct badges under the same conditions as to award and deprivation as all other naval ratings, with the exception that pay for the same is not granted; and whether, in view of the fact that the good conduct of naval writers is as much an asset to the service as is the good conduct of other ratings who do get pay for their badges, he will consider the question of granting pay for badges to naval writers?
§ Mr. McKENNA
The answer to the first part of the hon. Member's question is in the affirmative. With regard to the second part, I must refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave in reply to a similar question by the Noble Lord the Member for Portsmouth on 31st March, 1910.