HC Deb 15 May 1924 vol 173 c1560W

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty how many lieutenants there are on the active list in the Navy; and how many are drawing pay and allowances to the extent of £573?


In regard to the first part of the question, the number of lieutenants at present on the Active List of the Navy is 1,308. As regards the second part of the question, to furnish exactly the information required would entail an amount of clerical labour which would scarcely appear justifiable, but since the normal liability of these officers is to serve afloat, the number drawing full pay and compensatory allowances amounting to £573 per annum may be taken to be very small. The number entitled to the maximum rate of full pay of the rank (namely, £438 per annum) is, however, about 297,i.e., 22.7 per cent. approximately. Only those officers who are not accommodated and victualled at the expense of the Crown receive the compensatory allowances in lieu.