HC Deb 24 January 1940 vol 356 cc609-10W
Mr. T. Smith

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he is aware that the normal pay of a temporary second-lieutenant in the Royal Marines is 6s. 10d. a day; that the messing contribution is about 3s. per day, the mess subscription about 10d., the payment in respect of servant about 8d., making a total of 4s. 6d.; that this leaves a balance of approximately 25. 4d. per day for all other personal expenditure; that the pay is substantially less than that of a temporary second-lieutenant in the Army; and whether he will take immediate steps to secure at least equality of payment between the Royal Marines and the Army?

Captain Hudson

The Question raised by the hon. Member is under consideration.