§ 101. Colonel BURN
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty if he will consider the necessity of raising the pay of the coastguard men, and especially of those who are posted to isolated stations where the difficulty of getting food, etc., is considerable and the price consequently dearer?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARy to the ADMIRALTY (Dr. Macnamara)
Under present arrangements special allowances for increased cost of living are paid at four stations, and at about twenty others the Admiralty pay the cost of the periodical conveyance of provisions from the nearest suitable market town. As indicated in previous replies, it is not proposed to increase the pay of the coastguard.
§ Colonel BURN
On the south coast of Devon there are some stations where the conditions are particularly hard. Will the right hon. Gentleman take those into consideration?
§ Dr. MACNAMARA
I cannot carry all these things in mind; I will confer with the hon. and gallant Gentleman.