HC Deb 07 July 1919 vol 117 cc1410-1W

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether his attention has been drawn to statements to the effect that increases in naval officers' pay, the announcement of which had been promised in time to enable officers to subscribe to the Victory Loan, have been temporarily withheld until the question of Army officers' pay has been dealt with; and if he will make a statement on the subject?


A Committee appointed by the War Cabinet to co-ordinate the proposals of the three fighting Services is expected to report early this week. So far as I know, the statement that the announcement was promised in time for the Victory Loan is incorrect, but as my right hon. Friend stated on 2nd July, it is hoped to announce a decision at a very early date.