§ 73. Sir JOHN SPEAR
asked the Secretary to the Admiralty if he is aware that in the year 1904, when an Order in Council was made changing the present Marine officers into naval officers, a promise of a higher scale of pay was given; and will he explain why this promise has not yet been carried out, and when it will be?
§ Dr. MACNAMARA
There was no Order in Council in 1901 of the nature indicated in the question. New scales of pay for existing and future Marine officers were announced by Circular letter of the 19th December, 1902, and effect was given to them by Order in Council of the 28th March, 1903, and the 8th August, 1911, respectively.