§ 20. Sir C. KINLOCH-COOKE
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty when he expects to be in a position to do something to meet the requirements of married seamen in the Royal Navy; whether any married allowance is given in the Aus- 1476 tralian Navy; and, if so, what is that allowance and what are the conditions, if any, surrounding it?
§ Dr. MACNAMARA
I would refer the hon. Member to the First Lord's answer to the hon. Member for East Leeds on the 12th February, 1913. I understand that in the Royal Australian Navy, under certain conditions, married allowance of 2s. a day is given to warrant officers and commissioned warrant officers, and to chief petty officers, petty officers and other ratings over five years' man's service at rates varying from 1s. 3d. to 1s. 9d. a day.
§ Sir C. KINLOCH-COOKE
Does the right hon. Gentleman contemplate giving married men in the Navy any additional allowance?