1944 01 25
Incremental Pay etc. to Acting Ratings during period of the present War
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 20th day of January, 1944.

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 22nd day of December, 1943 (N. 11905/43), 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 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 the Regulations for the Government of Your Majesty's Navy provide that a man holding an acting rating is to receive the lowest scale of pay of that rating and is not entitled to progressive pay until he is confirmed in the rating:

And whereas Order in Council of the 8th December, 1924, sanctioned, subject to such exceptions as may from time to time be provided by the Regulations of Your Majesty's Naval Service, payment of progressive pay in respect of a period during which an acting rating has been held, provided that such payment shall not be made until the man has been confirmed in his rating, when payment of progressive pay shall be made as from the date of qualification:

And whereas it has been found necessary during the present state of emergency to employ men on special duties which are outside the range of duties normal to men in general service, with provision for advancement to acting ratings whilst employed on the special duties, but without provision for confirmation of acting ratings so held

And whereas we consider that men holding such acting ratings while employed on special duties should be allowed progressive pay for the acting rating held, subject to the conditions of payment being otherwise not more favourable than those obtaining for equivalent confirmed ratings in general service and to the prior consent of the Lords Commissioners of Your Majesty's Treasury to such regulations as we may deem desirable:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to sanction payment accordingly.

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 give the necessary directions herein accordingly.
E. C. E. Leadbitter.

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