HC Deb 27 May 1946 vol 423 cc135-6W
91. Mr. King

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty when he proposes to give special consideration to the pay of R.M. and other officers as in Cmd. 6750; whether a White Paper will be issued; and whether he will give an assurance that second-lieutenants in the R.M. will now receive, irrespective of age, the same pay as second-lieutenants in the Army.

Mr. W. Edwards

The revised pay rates for Royal Marine officers on the general list have now been settled. Details are given below. The pay of Royal Marine officers will continue to be related to the pay of officers of the Royal Navy of which they form an integral part, and it would not be equitable to equate the pay of one isolated Royal Marine rank with the pay of an Army Officer of the same title. The pay of naval officers of other branches, reserved in Cmd. 6750, is still under consideration.

The new rates are as follow:

s. d.
2nd Lieutenant under 20 years of age. 7 6 a day
and Lieutenant over 20 years of age 11 0 a day
Lieutenant under 4 years from date of entry. 13 0 a day
Lieutenant after 4 years from date of entry. 17 0 a day
Then by biennial increments to 26 0 a day
Captain on promotion 32 0 a day
Then by biennial increments to 42 0 a day
Major, on promotion 47 0 a day
Then by biennial increments to 57 0 a day
Lieutenant-Colonel, on promotion 65 0 a day
Then by biennial increments to 71 0 a day
Colonel, on promotion 74 0 a day
After two years 77 0 a day
Major-General 110 0 a day
Lieutenant-General 135 0 a day
General 160 0 a day

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