§ Mr. NEWBOULD
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether various claims by ex-temporary Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve officers employed at the Admiralty during the War for payment of the consolidated rate of pay, as sanctioned under Order in Council of 28thJuly, 1915, have been received at the Admiralty; if so, why receipt of the same 2145W has not been acknowledged; whether the Admiralty contends that the terms of the Order do not apply to such temporary naval officers; and, if so, on what grounds?
§ Dr. MACNAMARA
Claims of the description indicated by my hon. Friend have been received at the Admiralty, and I am advised that in every case they have been answered, either orally or in writing. The Order in Council referred to was obtained to cover the issue of consolidated pay to officers on the permanent list, and was never intended to apply to temporary officers, who had no claim to be remunerated on other than the ordinary basis of full pay and allowances.