HC Deb 07 July 1948 vol 453 cc34-5W
67. Sir J. Lucas

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty why unmarried shipwrights working in the dockyard in Gibraltar are to lose £1 0s. 6d. foreign service allowance, whereas married men are to receive an additional £1 per week; and if he will take steps to rectify this anomaly.

Mr. W. Edwards

The changes mentioned by the hon. Member are the outcome of a comprehensive review. The new rates bring the local allowance into a proper relationship with the actual expenses of the various classes of Admiralty employees under current conditions in Gibraltar. There has, therefore, been no discrimination against unmarried employees.