HC Deb 16 October 1995 vol 264 c28W
Ms. Walley

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what extra allowances are currently paid to those employed on submarines. [36335]

Mr. Soames

Apart from submarine pay, the details of which I gave to the hon. Member in my answer of 18 July 1995,Official Report, column 1184, no extra allowances are paid to personnel because of their specific service aboard submarines. However, all service personnel who are serving in the Royal Navy and Royal Marines who are in receipt of United Kingdom rates of pay and who have served a minimum of two years at sea are eligible for longer service at sea bonus, providing they are serving in a qualifying unit, such as the submarine flotilla. Additionally, in recognition of their sea service they receive a waiver of food and accommodation charges and extra travel warrants on return to the United Kingdom.