HC Deb 27 July 1931 vol 255 c1961W

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether, in view of the reduced rates of pay for naval ratings introduced in October, 1925, he will consider a reduction in the present scale of charges laid down for discharge by purchase and which were fixed after the increase of pay granted in 1919?


No sufficient reason is seen for amending the scale. The increased scale of pay granted in 1919 is still enjoyed by pre-1925 ratings and in necessitous cases the Admiralty are prepared to consider free discharge.