HC Deb 23 February 1965 vol 707 cc88-9W
Captain Kerby

asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will give examples of the overseas allowances paid to naval officers living ashore and examples of similar allowances paid to comparable civilian officers employed in H.M. Dockyards and Establishments.

Mr. Mayhew

I take it the hon. and gallant Member is referring to the local overseas allowance payable to naval officers and the foreign service allowance payable to members of the Home Civil Service. The list below gives examples of these allowances for the main areas of Singapore and Malta. The allowances are intended to bridge the gap between U.K. costs and overseas costs, and so total U.K. emoluments and conditions of service, naval and civilian must also be taken into account if a fair comparison is to be made.

RN Officer (Commander) Civilian Equivalent
£ £
Single Accommodated 228 445
Married Accommodated 849 1,335
Married Unaccommodated 1,446 1,375+ Annual Rent Allowance up to maximum of £875
Single Accommodated 17 100
Married Accommodated 260 520
Married Unaccommodated 319 560+ Annual Rent Allowance up to maximum of £360