§ Sir A. SHIRLEY BENN
asked the Secretary to the Admiralty if he will state the respective pay of a gunner, Royal Navy and a Royal Marine gunner; and, if both should be promoted for distinguished service, how their pay compares on receiving the promotion?
§ Dr. MACNAMARA
A gunner, Royal Navy, and a Royal Marine gunner receive the same rate of pay, namely, on promotion 8s. 6d. a day; after three years, 9s. a day; after six years, 9s. 6d. a day; after eight years, 10s. a day; plus the recentad interim increase of 3s. 6d. a day in each case. A gunner, Royal Navy, promoted to the rank of lieutenant for gallantry in action, receives 14s. 6d. a day on promotion, plus 4s. 6d. a day ad interim increase. A Royal Marine gunner, promoted to lieutenant, Royal Marines, for gallantry in action, receives 11s. 6d. a day on promotion, plus ad interim increase of 4s. a day, this rate of pay being applicable to officers of the Royal Marines. I should add that the whole question of officers' pay is now under consideration of the Jerram Committee.