HC Deb 13 April 1921 vol 140 cc1079-81
14. Captain Viscount CURZON

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty what are the rates of pay, with all allowances, of a captain, commander, lieutenant-commander, lieutenant, sub-lieutenant, mate, and commissioned warrant officer, married and single, respectively; and whether any free passages or quarters are available for any of the above ranks under certain conditions when proceeding to a foreign station?


As the answer is rather long, I propose, with the Noble and gallant Member's permission, to circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

The following is the answer:

The following are the minimum and maximum rates of pay of the ranks referred to:

Rank. Minimum per diem. Maximum per diem.
s. d. s. d.
Captain 60 0 75 0
Commander. 40 0 52 0
Lieutenant-Commander 30 0 34 0
Lieutenant 17 0 24 0
Sub-Lieutenant 10 0 10 0
Mate 16 0 16 0
Commissioned Officer from Warrant rank. 19 0 25 0
Warrant Officer 14 0 17 0

Lieutenants and lieutenant-commanders promoted from warrant rank for long and zealous service are entitled to higher rates.

In addition, all the ranks referred to, when employed afloat or in naval establishments, are entitled to Service victualling, cabin and mess accommodation and attendance, or when employed in certain shore appointments the following allowances are issued in lieu:

In lieu of Service victualling, £80 per annum for all ranks.

In lieu of Service accommodation, £100 per annum for captains.

In lieu of Service accommodation, £80 per annum for commanders, lieutenant-commanders, and lieutenants.

In lieu of Service accommodation, £60 per annum for sub-lieutenants, mates, commissioned officers from warrant rank, and warrant officers.

In lieu of servants, £60 per annum for captains and commanders.

In lieu of servants, £30 per annum for lieutenant-commanders and lieutenants.

In lieu of servants, £13 10s. per annum for the remaining ranks referred to.

Captains in certain appointments receive higher rates of servants' allowance.

For particulars of duty allowances, I must refer my noble and gallant Friend to Section VI, Schedule V, of the Order in Council dated the 22nd January, 1920. I am sending him a copy of this.

All rates of pay and allowances are payable irrespective of whether the officer be married or single.

All officers are entitled to free passage when ordered to take up a naval appointment abroad. Those appointed for service in naval establishments abroad and borne definitely for shore, as distinct from fleet, duties are allowed free passages for their wives and children, if the duration of their appointment be not less than five years, or one-half the cost of such passages if the duration of the appointment be short of five, but for not less than two, years.

Officers in certain shore appointments, both at home and abroad, are allowed to occupy official residences which provide adequate accommodation for themselves and their families.