39. Captain FABER
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he will explain why at the present time there are two officers, Royal Marines, who have entered the service through Osborne and 1810 are serving as probationers and drawing 7s. 6d. per day, which is the new scale of pay, whilst the remainder of the lientenants, Royal Marines, are only drawing 7s. a day on the old scale of pay; and whether he is aware that these probationers on 7s. 6d. a day are several years junior to those on 7s.?
The rates of pay are as stated. The two probationary lieutenants, Royal Marines, have been trained as naval officers, and are now undergoing their military training as Royal Marine officers. The pay of such officers was fixed at 7s. 6d. per diem in consideration of their naval training in addition to their duties as Royal Marine officers.
Are lieutenants of Marines the only lieutenants who have not got an increase of pay either in the Army or Navy?