§ Mr. T. Smith
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he is aware that the normal pay of a temporary second-lieutenant in the Royal Marines is 6s. 10d. a day; that the messing contribution is about 3s. per day, the mess subscription about 10d., the payment in respect of servant about 8d., making a total of 4s. 6d.; that this leaves a balance of approximately 25. 4d. per day for all other personal expenditure; that the pay is substantially less than that of a temporary second-lieutenant in the Army; and whether he will take immediate steps to 610W secure at least equality of payment between the Royal Marines and the Army?