HC Deb 11 March 1925 vol 181 c1299
16. Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he is in a position to make any further statement on the question of the grant of marriage allowances for officers of the Royal Navy?


asked the Prime Minister whether the Government have come to any decision with regard to marriage allowance for officers in the Royal Navy; and, if so, whether he can state what that decision is?


I will, with the hon. Members' permission, answer these questions together. The matter is still under consideration by the Co-ordinating Committee.

Lieut. - Commander KENWORTHY

When does the right hon. Gentleman expect to reach some conclusion?


I hope it will not take very long. I hope the hon. and gallant Gentleman will realise that as far as the Admiralty are concerned we are putting forward a case which we believe to be justifiable in favour of the married naval officers, and it is being considered now by the Co-ordinating Committee. I do not want to raise too sanguine hopes in anybody's mind, and I think it better to be as reticent as I can with regard to the future.