§ Lieut.-Colonel ACLAND-TROYTE
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the total average pay and allowances received by married officers of the Army, Navy and Air Force of the following ages, 29 years old, 33 years old, 38 years old, and 45 years old, giving the amount for each Service separately and not including staff pay?
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
Statistics of the actual average pay and allowances of officers in the three Services at different ages are not available, and a considerable amount of labour would be involved in their compilations. The annual emoluments for the various ranks which officers would ordinarily hold at the ages in question are as follow. Officers on the lodging list receive cash allowances in lieu of quarters, victualling or rations:
officers in command receive command pay; adjutants, etc., receive extra duty pay; furniture allowance, payable to married officers over 30, is included in the above figures.2627W
Royal Air Force-General Duties Branch. — Rank. In quarters. On the lodging list. £ £ Age 29 … Flying Officer … 432 plus rations, single quarters, etc. … 540 … Flight Lieut. … 499 plus rations, single quarters, etc. … 625 Age 33 … Flight Lieut. … 499 plus rations, married quarters, etc. … 669 … Sq. Leader … 587 plus rations, married quarters, etc. … 757 Age 38 … Sq. Leader … 620 plus rations, married quarters, etc. … 790 … Wing Comdr. … 690 plus rations, married quarters, etc. … 860 Age 45 … Group Capt. … 1,001 plus rations, married quarters, etc. … 1,212
Certain wing commanders also receive command pay.
The above tables are prepared on the basis that officers are provided with servants. In certain cases cash allowances are paid in lieu, but, in the Navy, not below the rank of captain.
Reduced rates of pay have recently been introduced for Naval lieutenants, Army lieutenants and junior captains, and Air Force flying officers and flight lieutenants, but they are not yet effective at the ages in question.