HC Deb 09 July 1919 vol 117 cc1789-90
57. Commander Viscount CURZON

asked the Prime Minister when the decision on naval officers' pay will be promulgated?

Mr. BONAR LAW (Leader of the House)

The Report of the Cabinet Committee which is dealing with this matter has not yet been received, but I hope that an announcement of the Government's decision will be made shortly.

Viscount CURZON

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware of the extreme anxiety amongst naval officers on this question of their pay and their anomalous position as compared with the lower deck, and may we expect a decision at an early date?


Yes. I am quite aware of the urgency and importance of it, and it has been discussed already several times. I cannot say more than I have said, that we are doing our best to come to an early decision.


Will my right hon. Friend give an undertaking that the decision of the Government shall be known before the Naval Estimates come on?


That will certainly be.