§ Mr. NEWBOULD
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether, with reference to the non-payment of consolidated pay to officers holding temporary commissions in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve employed at the Admiralty during the War, such consolidated pay has in any instance been paid to such an officer or officers; and what authority there is for differentiating between officers holding temporary or permanent commissions so far as the payment of consolidated rates of pay is concerned?
§ Dr. MACNAMARA
I am informed that no temporary Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve officer received the consolidated rate of pay authorised by Order in Council of 28th July, 1915, except one who was also an ex-officer Royal Navy and who was292W filling an appointment that would ordinarily have been filled by a naval officer. As stated in my reply to my hon. Friend on the 19th August, 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. It was therefore not considered justifiable to apply it to cases in which it was not meant to be applied.