§ Mr. BROOKES
asked the Secretary to the Admiralty whether it is the custom in settling the pay due to a dead officer of the Royal Marines to deduct from the final months' pay the days after his death; 625W whether this is done even if the month should expire only two days after the death of the officer; and whether such economy, obviously painful to his relatives, will be avoided?
§ Dr. MACNAMARA
The pay of an officer of the Royal Marines is calculated by days not by months. In case of death, therefore, pay is only issued up to the date of death.