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Dockyard Reservists

Volume 66: debated on Wednesday 26 August 1914

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I beg to ask the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty if all ranks and ratings of Reservists recently serving or still serving in the dockyards will receive half the dockyard pay on being called up?

All dockyard employés, whether on the established or unestablished lists, whose service is not intermittent but quasi-permanent and regular, will receive while called up the difference (if any) between their civil pay and their naval or military pay. In the case of commissioned officers the actual amount of pay and extra pay drawn will be deducted from civil pay, allowances being ignored. In cases of all below commissioned rank the amount to be deducted from civil pay will be 7s. a week in respect of naval or military pay, plus separation allowances where payable.

Will the right hon. Gentleman take steps to make that answer known in the dockyards, because, unfortunately, it is not known?

We have already communicated to the dockyards the Treasury Minute some time ago.

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that I have just come up from the dockyard?