HC Deb 15 May 1924 vol 173 c1560W

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty with reference to the comparative tables of pay of officers of the Navy, Army, and Air Force, respectively, furnished by him, whether the figures given in respect of naval officers represent the nomal emoluments or the emoluments of officers working under special circumstances; and will he give the percentage of naval officers at the present time working under conditions under which they are neither victualled nor accommodated by the Admiralty?


In regard to the first part of the question, the figures given in the comparative table represent the emoluments of officers serving on shore and not victualled or accommodated. These conditions of service are special for naval officers to the extent that the general liability of such officers is to serve afloat. As regards the second part of the question, the proportion is roughly 11 per cent.