§ 49. Mr. R. C. Morrison (for Mr. Barnes)
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty the cost per annum of granting separation and children's allowances to warrant and commissioned warrant officers in the Royal Navy on similar lines to those granted at present to petty officers, and as was paid to warrant officers prior to October, 1918; and the total annual cost of the special allowance now paid to married and widower warrant officers?
The Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty (Lord Stanley)
Statistical information concerning the numbers of warrant officers and commissioned officers from warrant rank who are married or the number and ages of their children is not readily obtainable. From such information as is available, however, it is estimated that the cost of marriage and children's allowances to these officers on similar lines to those granted to ratings would be in the neighbourhood of 581 £58,000 per annum. The present cost of the special rates of pay granted to certain married and widower warrant officers so that they may not suffer a reduction of pay on promotion is approximately £6,000 per annum.