HC Deb 18 December 1929 vol 233 c1379
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?


I would refer the hon. and gallant Member to the reply given to the hon. Member for North Portsmouth (Sir B. Falle) on the 8th of July.


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?