§ 12. Mr. C. DUNCAN
asked the Secretary to the Admiralty whether he received an application, dated 31st August, 1916, asking for an increase in wages for messengers employed by the Admiralty; and, if so, can he state whether this application has been placed before and recommended to the Treasury, and, if so, with what result?
§ Dr. MACNAMARA
I received the letter referred to in the first part of the question on the 31st August last, and replied on the 25th September to the effect that the rates paid to the pensioner messengers at the Admiralty are those laid down the previous year by the Treasury for pensioner messengers throughout the Government Departments, and based on the recommendations of the Royal Commission on the Civil Service. I received a further letter on the 27th September, to which I replied on the 13th October to the effect that any representations with regard to the rates fixed on the recommendations of the Royal Commission on the Civil Service, should be addressed to the Treasury and not to the Admiralty. To that letter I received a reply on the 18th October to the effect that my suggestion that the Treasury should be addressed on this matter was being acted upon.