§ 96. Mr. GWYNNE
asked the Secretary to the Admiralty why men who formed the yacht patrol have been refused the war gratuity; and whether, in view of the consequent dissatisfaction among the men concerned, he can see his way to include them in the award?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the BOARD of ADMIRALTY (Dr. Macnamara)
I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply given to my hon. Friend the Member for Westhoughton (Mr. Tyson Wilson) on the 30th July last. I will send my hon. Friend a copy, The position is still the same.
§ Dr. MACNAMARA
The position is this. In one way and another these men get something approaching the consideration which Mercantile Marine Ratings get. These latter do not get the war gratuity, because they are paid more than naval ratings. Therefore, the men under consideration do not get the War gratuity.