HC Deb 18 December 1929 vol 233 c1383
22. Captain W. G. HALL

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty the number of men employed in the Reserve Fleet working party, Portsmouth dockyard, who receive less than 4s. 5d. a day, the rates they receive, and the reason for the difference?


The answer to the first part of the question is one, and to the second part 3s. a day. As regards the third part, this particular pensioner has been out of the Service for more than five years, and consequently cannot count his previous service towards progressive pay and good conduct badge pay. I may add that this payment is exclusive of victualling, accommodation, etc., which are additional.

Captain W. G. HALL

Does the hon. Gentleman think that 3s. a day is sufficient pay for a man working proper hours?


My hon. Friend apparently did not hear the whole of the reply. There are other things that have to he taken into account, and the effect is that these men are on precisely the same footing as ordinary ratings.