HC Deb 09 March 1949 vol 462 c1190
61. Mr. J. Langford-Holt

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty when the scale of pay on which officers of the Inspectorate of Naval Ordnance are paid came into operation; and when it is proposed to revise it.

The Civil Lord of the Admiralty (Mr. Walter Edwards)

The present salaries of the Naval Ordnance Inspection Pool officers consist of a basic element fixed in 1935 and an addition representing an extension of the former Civil Service war bonus. As the hon. Member will have gathered from my previous answer about the Madden Committee on 16th February, these salaries are under review now.

Mr. Langford-Holt

In view of the fact that this Committee reported as early as April, 1948, can the hon. Gentleman tell us when this reconsideration will have some effect?

Mr. Edwards

As I said last night, we hope to be able to give a very early decision with regard to this matter.