§ 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 89W 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 £ £ Singapore Single Accommodated 228 445 Married Accommodated 849 1,335 Married Unaccommodated 1,446 1,375+ Annual Rent Allowance up to maximum of £875 Malta Single Accommodated 17 100 Married Accommodated 260 520 Married Unaccommodated 319 560+ Annual Rent Allowance up to maximum of £360