42. Mr. Astor
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty what are the assumptions on which the rates of pay and allowances of naval officers are based.
The basis of the pay code including allowances and pensions for naval officers is that the Navy should provide a career comparable financially with that of the other Services of the Crown and the professions generally.
When these rates of pay are fixed, is there any assumption that the officers or their wives have private means?
§ Mr. Speaker
The hon. Member must not ask that question. It was struck out of his original Question, and he must not repeat it in a supplementary question.