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Pay for Work in Unpleasant Conditions

1919 10 31
Double Bottom Pay or Pay for Work in Unpleasant Conditions
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 29th day of October, 1919.

Present, The King's Most Excellent Majesty in Council.

Whereas there was this day read at the Board a Memorial from the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, dated the 8th day of October, 1919, in the words following, viz.:

Whereas by Section 3 of the Naval and Marine Pay and Pensions Act, 1865, etc.

And whereas under the regulations for the government of Your Majesty's Naval Service Naval ratings employed in Your Majesty's Dockyards are entitled, under certain conditions, to extra pay :

And whereas Dockyard Workmen employed in Your Majesty's Dockyards on work of a particularly objectionable character in confined spaces are paid extra pay not exceeding 3d. an hour while so employed :

And whereas the necessity arises from time to time for the employment of Naval ratings in Your Majesty's Dockyards on work of a similar character :

And whereas we are of opinion that Naval ratings while so employed should receive, in addition to the extra pay to which they are entitled as aforesaid, extra pay, not exceeding 3d. an hour, of the same amount and under the same conditions as would have been payable had they been Dockyard Workmen :

We beg leave humbly to recommend that your Majesty will be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction, with retrospective effect from the 30th day of January, 1919, the payment to Naval ratings, when employed in Your Majesty's Dockyards on work of a particularly objectionable character in confined spaces, of extra pay of such amounts, not exceeding 3d. an hour, as would under like conditions be paid to Dockyard Workmen.

The Lords Commissioners of Your Majesty's Treasury have signified their concurrence in this proposal.

His Majesty, having taken the said Memorial into consideration, was pleased, by and with the advice of His Privy Council, to approve of what is therein proposed.

And the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty are to gives the necessary directions herein accordingly.
Almeric FitzRoy.


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