§ 15. Lieut.-Colonel GAULT
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he is prepared to grant allowances to married naval officers of over 30 years of age, such as are now provided for Army and Air Force officers under existing regulations?
§ Mr. HORE-BELISHA
May I ask whether the hon. Member recollects that a committee set up by the Admiralty reported in favour of marriage allowances for officers in the Navy; whether that proposal was not subsequently carried unanimously by this House, although it was taken away at a later date. Cannot the hon. Member see his way now to restore it?
§ Rear-Admiral BEAMISH
Will the hon. Member also remember that the provision of marriage allowances for the Navy must certainly result in reduced efficiency.
§ Lieut.-Colonel ACLAND-TROYTE
Will he also remember that the Navy will be put in a very unfair position in comparison with the Army and the Air Force?