HC Deb 01 November 1911 vol 30 c849

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he is aware of the discontent amongst all ratings of the naval sick berth staff; and why an attendant looking after a mild case of measles receives an allowance of 6d. a day, yet an attendant carrying out the risky work of looking after a lunatic only receives an allowance of 4d. a day, a dispenser is only awarded an allowance of 2d. a day, looking to the fact that his duties during the influenza season in the North Sea or in the fever months in the Mediterranean are very heavy, and the allowance to men qualified in massage has been reduced from 1s. to 6d. a day?


These various allowances were adopted on the recommendation of the recent Committee on the Naval Medical Service, and were graded with due regard to the value, difficulty, danger, etc., of the particular work for which allowance is given.