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1st Sea Lord

1912 04 02
1st Sea Lord - Pay and Allowances etc.
And whereas we have had under consideration the emoluments of the First Sea Lord of the Board of Admiralty, who receives in addition to the naval half-pay of his rank, a salary of fifteen hundred pounds a year, together with a house allowance of two hundred pounds a year or a house:

And whereas by Order in Council of His late Majesty of 8th January, 1906, a special rate of half-pay of two thousand pounds a year was authorized for the First Sea Lord in the event of the position being held by an officer of the rank of Admiral of the Fleet who has rendered exceptional and special service:

And whereas, in view of the responsible nature of the duties, we consider it desirable that a special rate of half-pay should be authorized in the event of the position being held by an officer of the rank of Admiral:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to authorize us in such a case, as from the 5th December, 1911, to grant half-pay at the special rate of fifteen hundred pounds a year, so long as the officer in question holds the office of First Sea Lord.

We further beg leave humbly to recommend that on retirement from the office of First Sea Lord or from the Active List of Your Majesty's Navy, the officer should be granted the same rate of non-effective pay as is ordinarily payable to Admirals of the Fleet, viz., three pounds seven shillings per diem.


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