§ 37. Sir JOHN SPEAR
asked the Secretary to the Admiralty if he will say why pensioners in the Coastguards do not receive any special subsistence allowance, as is the case in other branches of the Service; and will he remedy the grievance?
§ Dr. MACNAMARA
I do not know to what cases in other branches of the Service my hon. Friend refers. Subsistence allowance is not payable to pensioner Coastguard ratings called up and appointed to specific stations, in accordance with the well-established rule that such allowance is not paid at a man's usual place of duty. We are not prepared to make any change in this arrangement.