HC Deb 09 December 1912 vol 45 c64W

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty the amount of the travelling allowances to seamen and marines who belong to the Royal Fleet Reserve?


Men travelling more than three miles and occupying more than five hours on the journey receive subsistence up to Is. If the journey occupies more than nine hours they are entitled to a subsistence allowance of 2s. 6d., or, if they are absent for the night, 5s. a night. Men travelling for less than nine hours on the return journey are paid Is. 4d.


asked the First Lord of the Admiralty the number of men employed in the Royal Naval Reserve, including Fleet Reserve, Naval Volunteers, and pensioners, and also the numbers of the German Naval Reserve, including those who are bound to serve for four years in the ordinary reserve as well as those in the Seewehr?


There is no official information as to the strength of the German Naval Reserves, including Seewehr, but it has been stated by my predecessor that in the German First Reserve there would be approximately two-thirds of the number of the active service personnel. The British figures asked for are as follows: Royal Fleet Reserve (including Seamen Pensioner Reserve, 25,755; Royal Naval Reserve (Home, 18,833; Colonial, 1,365), 20,198; Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, 4,068; Royal Naval Auxiliary Sick Berth Reserve, 717; pensioners, 8,841.