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Special Rates of Pay shall be granted to the "Master-at-Arms" and the Instructional Staff
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 28th day of November, 1910.

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 24th day of November, 1910, in the words following, viz.:

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

And whereas under the authority conferred on us by Section 81 of the Naval Discipline Act Naval Detention Quarters will be established at an early date for the confinement of persons belonging to Your Majesty's Naval Service who may be sentenced to detention :

And whereas it is desirable that special rates of pay shall be granted to the "Master-at-Arms" and the Instructional Staff at each Naval Detention Quarters, and, in the case of Naval Detention Quarters in the United Kingdom, to the Chaplains of the Naval Depots, who will minister to the spiritual needs of the men under detention :

We humbly beg that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to sanction the following arrangements, to take effect from the date of the introduction of the detention system

  1. That the "Master-at-Arms" at each Naval Detention Quarters at home and abroad may receive pay at the rate of six shillings a day inclusive in lieu of the substantive and non-substantive pay of his rating :
  2. That the Instructional Staff at each Naval Detention Quarters at home and abroad may receive a special allowance of sixpence a-day :
  3. That the Naval Chaplains at the Naval Depots in the United Kingdom who will minister to the spiritual needs of persons under detention in Naval Detention Quarters may each receive a special allowance of 50 a year :

The Lords Commissioners of Your Majesty's Treasury have signified their concurrence in these proposals.

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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