§ 8. Captain W. G. HALL
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty why established storehousemen in His Majesty's Dockyard at Malta have not been granted any increase of allowances under the new scales laid down to meet the extra cost of living in Malta; and whether, as prices are the same for all grades, he will take steps to revise the regulations in order to include grades other than salaried officers?
§ The FIRST LORD of the ADMIRALTY (Mr. A. V. Alexander)
The allowances paid to these storehousemen were adjusted in 1925. Since that date the cost of living has fallen, and the emoluments paid to storehousemen at Malta, in addition to those payable at their home yards, are considered to be adequate.
§ Captain HALL
Is it not a fact that all grades down to the rank of inspector have had considerable increases; and why should storehousemen and those below them be dealt with differently?
§ Mr. ALEXANDER
That point is dealt with in the first part of my reply, that they were adjusted in 1025. Since that date the actual cost of living has fallen.