HC Deb 09 March 1911 vol 22 c1725W

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he could state the rate of wage paid to artificer engineers at the time they enter His Majesty's service; when such rate was fixed; how long they must serve before they are entitled to increased pay; and whether he can see his way to provide that promotion shall follow seniority of pass rather than length of service?


The rate of pay of an engine-room artificer on entry as acting engine-room artificer, 4th class, is 5s. 6d. a day; this rate was fixed on the 30th November, 1882; and increased pay can be received after three years' service. I regret to have to inform my hon. Friend that there is no change in the circumstances which would justify the suggested alteration of practice.