§ Sir A. FELL
asked the Secretary to the Admiralty what is the reason why the assistant paymasters of the Royal Navy are not to receive the recent advance of pay, and if they are not as much entitled to get married as the combatant officers; and what is the explanation of their difference of treatment?
§ Dr. MACNAMARA
These officers rank with and receive the same pay as sub-lieutenants, Royal Navy. There is, there- 2135W fore, no difference between the treatment accorded to them and to officers of the military branch.