HC Deb 22 December 1919 vol 123 cc1010-1
67. Viscount CURZON

asked the Prime Minister what was the reason of the Government for not increasing the pay of naval schoolmasters in common with all other naval officers?


I have been asked to answer this question. I gave the reason in the Debate on Navy Estimates on 10th December, columns 1469–70 of the OFFICIAL REPORT, Vol. 122. It was, shortly, to the effect, as my hon. and gallant Friend will no doubt remember, that as the pay of naval schoolmasters had been considered and increased at the end of 1918, and as they had received the ad interim increase of 1st February, 1919, their rates of pay appeared to compare favourably with the salaries of teachers in civil life.

Viscount CURZON

Is it not a fact that all grades of warrant officers received an increase of pay at the end of 1918, and why is the increase not extended to schoolmasters?


To the first part of the question the answer is, Yes. The latter part I have endeavoured to answer.

Viscount CU RZON

Is it not a fact that the highest grades of schoolmasters get only 3s. a day more than the lowest grade of warrant officers?


I cannot say offhand. I answered this question in the recent Debate, and I am afraid I cannot add anything to what has been said.