HL Deb 28 April 1884 vol 287 c725

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty, with reference to the promised increase of pay to the lieutenants of the Royal Navy of ten years' standing and upwards, How it is proposed to extend the benefit to those officers when on half-pay? He thought he might say, on behalf of those whose cause he had advocated, that the increase promised by the Admiralty to these officers when on full pay was substantial, and, as far as it went, satisfactory. He hoped that if the noble Earl held his present Office much longer, he would see his way, before he left it, to extend the benefit to lieutenants of eight years' standing and upwards, who ranked as field officers.


, in reply, said, that lieutenants of over 10 years' seniority who had seven years' service in that rank, three of which had been at sea, would be entitled to the highest rate of half-pay—namely 8s. 6d. a-day. He would add that that rate was the same as that allowed to Commanders, with the exception of the first 100 on the list.