asked the First Lord of the Admiralty if he will furnish a Return showing the rates of service pension for naval ratings, including rank allowances, double petty time and chief petty officer time, and the rates of pension for warrant officers and other ranks in the Royal Marines; and whether he will consider the desirability of issuing a small booklet giving full particulars of pensions and pay that would be available at a low price for the use of men serving in or discharged from the Royal Navy?
§ Mr. BRIDGEMAN
Full particulars of the pension scales are published in the form of posters exhibited in His Majesty's ships, and both pension and pay scales are freely available in various publications to men of the Service, e.g., in recruiting literature and the Appendix to the Navy List. It is not considered necessary to add to these facilities. The average rates of pension in the respective ranks are as follow:
£ A.B. 58 Private, Royal Marines 57 Leading rate 62 Corporal, Royal Marines 61 Petty officer 70 Sergeant, Royal Marines 67 Chief petty officer 80 Colour Sergeant, Royal Marines, and Royal Marine ranks equivalent to chief petty officer 79 Chief petty officers of the artificer class 99