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Shorthand Writers and Typists

1907 08 23
Shorthand Writers at Naval Courts Martial
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 12th day of August, 1907.
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 31st July, 1907, in the words following, viz.:
Whereas by section three 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 and Marine Forces 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 we have had under our consideration the question of the remuneration payable to Officers and. men of Your Majesty's Navy and Royal Marines for acting as Shorthand Writers up Naval Courts Martial, etc.:

And whereas the employment of a Shorthand Writers on these occasions is of great advantage by shortening very materially the duration of a Court Martial and thereby reducing the cost of the proceedings :

And whereas in view of this consideration, we are of opinion that it is desirable to hold out sufficient inducement to Officers and men to qualify in shorthand :

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction Officers and men of Your Majesty's Navy and Royal Marines who act as Shorthand Writers at Naval Courts Martial, etc., being paid Extra pay at the rate of fourpence for each folio of one hundred words (to cover both notes and transcription) but with a minimum payment of three shillings and sixpence, and we beg leave further to recommend that these proposals should take effect as from first January, one thousand nine hundred and four, in order to admit of remuneration being given to Officers and men who have already acted as Shorthand Writers.

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,
A. W. FitzRoy


1908 10 27
Increased Rates of Shorthand Pay
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 19th day of October, 1908.

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 fourteenth day of October, one thousand nine hundred and eight, in the words following, viz.:

Whereas by section three of the Naval and Marine Pay and Pensions Act, 1865, etc.

And whereas by Your Order in Council of the twelfth August, one thousand nine hundred and seven, Your Majesty was graciously pleased to sanction the payment of extra pay to Officers and men of Your Majesty's Navy and Royal Marines for acting as Shorthand Writers at Naval Courts-Martial, &c.

And whereas the remuneration therein provided, viz.:- fourpence for each folio of one hundred words (to cover both notes and transcription), with a minimum payment of three shillings and sixpence, has been found to be inadequate.

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to sanction payment at the rate of sixpence for each folio of one hundred words (to cover both notes and transcription), with a minimum payment of five shillings.

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, etc.
W. FitzRoy.


1918 04 18
Shorthand Writers at Naval Courts Martial - Review of Allowances
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 27th April, 1918.

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

Whereas there was this day read at the Board as Memorial from the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, dated the 21st April, 1918, 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 by Order in Council of His late Majesty, of 19th October, 1908, it is provided that Officers and Men of Your Majesty's Navy and Royal Mariner who act as Shorthand Writers at Naval Courts Martial, etc., may be granted extra pay at the rate of 6d. for each folio of 100 words (to cover both notes and transcription) with a minimum payment of 5s. 0d. for each Court Martial:

And whereas we consider the rate of payment per folio to be inadequate:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order an Council, to sanction payment at the rate of 9d. for each folio of 100 words (to cover both notes and transcription) the minimum payment to remain at 5s. 0d.

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.
Almeric FitzRoy.


1925 02 13
More Shorthand Typists
And whereas by Your Order in Council of the 9th March, 1921, a non-substantive allowance of 9d. a day was instituted as from the 5th August, 1920, to be payable to Writer ratings who qualify in the prescribed standard of proficiency, as Shorthand Typists:

And whereas by Your Order in Council of the 10th August, 1921, this allowance was extended to such Non-commissioned Officers or men of Your Royal Marine Force as ate qualified and allocated. for duty as Shorthand Typists:

And whereas we consider it necessary that a small number of Shorthand Typists with a higher degree of proficiency should be borne, for duty in the offices of the Flag Officers and Commodores, and in shore establishments:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to direct that a non-substantive rating with pay, at our discretion, of 9d. a day may be instituted as from the 8th January, 1925, in addition to that already instituted by Your Orders in Council of the 9th March, 1821, and the 10th August, 1921, to those Writer ratings or Royal Marines who qualify in the prescribed higher standard of proficiency:

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.

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