§ 2. Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty who will find the extra pay and expenses of the naval officers and men employed in Yorkshire during July and August of this year in connection with the mining strike?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the ADMIRALTY (Dr. Macnamara)
Instructions were issued in August last for these officers and men to receive extra pay at double the rates laid down in the Regulations whilst employed in the Yorkshire mines, in addition to their ordinary naval pay and allowances (including separation allowances where these are issuable). The colliery companies concerned are being asked to refund to the Crown a sum equivalent to the civilian wages for which they would have been liable had the pumping stations, etc., been manned by civilians instead of naval personnel.