HC Deb 11 July 1923 vol 166 cc1351-2
83. Viscount CURZON

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that, since the transfer of the coastguard service to the Board of Trade, 201 station officers are employed at £2 19s. per week and 137 at £2 8s. 8d. per week; what is the reason for the difference; and whether he can state how many men in charge of stations draw station officers' pay, and how many do not?

Viscount WOLMER

180 Board of Trade coastguard stations are under the charge of station officers, with pay commencing at £2 19s. 5d. a week; and 129 are under senior coastguards, with pay commencing at £2 8s. 8d. a week. The work at the latter stations is not of sufficient importance to justify the appointment of station officers.