61. Captain FABER
asked whether a lieutenant in the Royal Marines has to serve eleven years before getting £127 a year, whereas a lieutenant in the Navy 1089 starts on 10s. a day and works up to 16s.; whether the duties of these two branches are almost similar; and whether lieutenants in the Royal Marines can be placed on the new scale of pay as laid down on page 786A of the Quarterly Navy List?
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
A lieutenant in the Royal Marine Artillery receives £135 a year and in the Royal Marine Light Infantry £127 a year after four years from date of entry. After eleven years at latest from date of entry a Royal Marine officer becomes a captain. The minimum and maximum rates of pay of a lieutenant in the Royal Navy are as stated. The answer to the second part of the question is in the negative. As regards the third part of the question I have nothing to add to the answer I gave to the Noble Lord the Member for Portsmouth on the 9th instant.