HC Deb 09 February 1944 vol 396 cc1761-2
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.

Mr. Alexander

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.

Mr. Astor

When these rates of pay are fixed, is there any assumption that the officers or their wives have private means?

Mr. Alexander

No, Sir——

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.