Pay and Allowances for Junior Officers to be a Charge to Navy Votes for the rest of the War rather than a charge on their Parents or Guardians

1917 10 23
Allowances to Acting Sub-Lieutenants, Midshipmen, and Assistant Clerks a charge to Navy Votes
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 23rd day of October, 1917.

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 12th day of October, 1917, in the words following, viz.:

Whereas by Section 3 of the Naval and Marine Pay and Pensions Act, 1865, it is enacted, inter alia, that all pay, pensions, and 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 under the Regulations for the government of Your Majesty's Naval Service an allowance is payable to certain junior Officers serving in Your Majesty's Navy at the following rates:-

  • For Acting Sub-Lieutenants 20 per annum.
  • For Midshipmen 50 per annum.
  • For Assistant Clerks 20 per annum.

which the parents or guardians of the Officers are called upon to refund

And whereas we consider that the exceptional conditions under which junior Officers are now serving require that the expense of this Allowance should be borne by public funds:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction the payment of Allowances at the above rates to Acting Sub-Lieutenants, Midshipmen, and Assistant Clerks, respectively, as a charge to Navy Votes, with effect as from the 1st July, 1917, until the end of the present War.

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.
Almeric FitzRoy.

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