HC Deb 24 July 1929 vol 230 c1273
15. Commander SOUTHBY

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether, in view of the fact that the Government can not see their way to granting marriage allowances to naval officers, and that the pay of naval officers at present is subject to reduction by reason of any fall in the cost of living, he will consider stabilising the pay of naval officers at their existing rates?


The rates of pay of Naval officers, in common with those of officers in the Army and Air Force, are, under an arrangement approved by His Majesty's Government in 1919, subject to revision to the extent of 20 per cent. of the rates then approved according to the rise or fall in the cost of living, and I regret that I can hold out no hope of the pay of Naval officers being stabilised at their existing rates.

Viscountess ASTOR

Will the Government deal with these officers a little more generously than the late Government and grant these allowances?