HC Deb 25 February 1920 vol 125 cc1667-8
30. Commander KING

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether a commander receives full pay for six months at any time that he is on the unemployed list, whereas a captain receives full pay pay when unemployed for six months only after first promotion, and therefore in subsequent periods receives less pay than when he held the lower rank; and, if so, whether steps will be taken to remove this anomaly?


A commander receives the full pay of his rank for the first six months of unemployed time. A captain does not receive the full pay of his rank at any time when unemployed. The position is that a captain, on promotion, if re-appointed in that rank, may receive 48s. a day during any period of unemployment within the first six months from the date of his promotion. If not reappointed in the higher rank, he may receive unemployed pay of 48s. a day for six months, if so long unemployed, from the date following the expiration of any full pay leave due on ceasing duty in his former appointment. At the end of this period he receives half-pay at the rate of 32s. 6d. a day.