§ Following is the statement:
|APPROXIMATE AVERAGE ANNUAL COSTS OF MAINTENANCE OF REGULARS AND NATIONAL SERVICE MEN AT HOME AND OVERSEAS|
|—||Regulars||National Service Men|
§ (i) Owing to the different circumstances of the Navy and in particular the fact that so large a proportion live and move in H.M. Ships, it is impossible to produce figures which could usefully be compared with those quoted for the Army and R.A.F.
§ (ii) The figures given are average rates for the Services as a whole and cover pay, allowances, rations, clothing, personal equipment, accommodation, medical services and travel. They exclude the cost of unit equipment (aircraft, vehicles, etc.) and training and administrative expenses.
§ (iii) The differences in costs between Services are explained by such factors as—
- (a) At home—the variations of trade and rank structure; the varying amounts of travelling due to different geographical distribution;
- (b) Overseas—wide differences of distribution leading to variations in overseas allowances, clothing scales and travel.