HC Deb 07 May 1924 vol 173 cc470-1W
Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty if his attention has been drawn to the conditions of pay and service of the marines employed as officers' servants at the Royal Naval College at Greenwich; whether he is aware that their pay with board and lodging is 25s. a week, which is considerably less than they would get if they were employed afloat; and whether, in view of the long hours which these men work and the excessive amount they have to do owing to the shortage of staff in the college, he will consider the granting of an increase in their pay?


The men referred to are pensioners from the Royal Marines who are now employed at the college as civilians. In addition to their wages, which amount to 25s. 9d. a week, these servants are supplied with food, and also receive regulated payments derived from contributions on a fixed scale from the officers on whom they are in attendance; the question of granting an increase of pay to these servants is under consideration.