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Boy Seamen - Allowances in Training
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 27th day of October, 1936.

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 16th day of September, 1936, (N. 3869/36) in the words following, viz.:-

Whereas by Section a of the Naval and Marine Pay and Pensions Act, 1865, it is enacted enter alia that all pay, pensions or other allowances in the nature thereof payable in respect of services in Your Majesty's Naval or Marine Force to a person being or having been an Officer, Seaman or Marine therein shall be paid in such manner and subject to such restrictions, conditions and provisions as are from time to time directed by Order in Council:

And whereas by the Regulations for the government of Your Majesty's Naval Service certain Seamen Boys under training are specially selected to act as Leading Boy, Petty Officer Boy and Instructor Boy and are granted a small weekly allowance in recognition of the duties of their superior position

And whereas we consider that the present allowances, viz.:-

Leading Boy

2d.

a week.

Petty Officer Boy

4d.

a week.

Instructor Boy

6d.

a week.

do not provide sufficient recognition of the high standard of efficiency required of the Boys selected for these duties:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to authorise us to grant to Seamen Boys selected to act as Leading Boy, Petty Officer Boy and Instructor Boy weekly allowances at the following rates, viz.:-

Leading Boy

3d.

a week.

Petty Officer Boy

6d.

a week.

Instructor Boy

9d.

a week.

The Lords Commissioners of His 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 give the necessary directions herein accordingly.
M. P. A.. Hankey.


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