§ 91. Mr. King
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty when he proposes to give special consideration to the pay of R.M. 136W 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