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Surgeons Specialist Allowances

Establishments of Surgeon Captains & Dental Officers - Conditions of service - Medical & Dental Officers

1912 06 14
Surgeons' & Medical Officers' Allowances
And whereas by Your Majesty's Order in Council bearing date the 8th day of August, 1911, it is provided, inter alia, that the Medical Officer in charge of the medical duties of a ship of war at sea with a complement of not, less than 650 officers and men shall receive charge pay at the rate of 3s. 6d. a day:

And whereas we consider that charge pay should be granted in certain cases which are now excluded by the requirement that the actual complement of the ship should be not less than 650:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to sanction the grant of charge pay at the rate of 3s. 6d. a day, as from 1st July, 1911, in the following cases, viz.:-

  1. To the Senior Medical Officer of any sea-going parent ship where the combined complements of parent ship and tenders exceed 650 officers and men.
  2. To the Senior Medical Officer of ships conveying reliefs where the numbers actually borne exceed 650.
  3. To the Medical Officer of Your Majesty's Yacht `Victoria and Albert.'

1914 04 07
Surgeons Charge Pay at Shotley
And whereas by Order in Council dated the 8th August, 1911, Your Majesty was graciously pleased to sanction the grant of charge pay to Fleet and Staff Surgeons in charge of medical duties at the Royal Naval Training establishment, Shotley, in accordance with the following scale, viz.:

  • Fleet Surgeons of four years' seniority ... 5s. a day.
  • Fleet Surgeons under four years' seniority, and Staff Surgeons ... 2s. 6d. a day.

And whereas we are of opinion that the Fleet or Staff Surgeon of the Royal Naval Training establishment for boys at Devonport, who has been entrusted with the medical supervision of the boys' and youths' training establishments generally at that port, should be granted charge pay on the foregoing scale, so long as he continues to perform such duties

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to sanction the grant of charge pay accordingly, with retrospective effect as from the 1st January, 1914.


1914 06 19
Reserve Medical Officers - Pay and Conditions
And whereas by His late Majesty's Order in Council of the 11th August, 1903, sanctioning the creation of a Reserve of Medical Officers, the officers of this Reserve may only be called upon to serve in the event of war or emergency:

And whereas we consider it desirable that these officers should have opportunities of keeping in touch with Your Majesty's Naval Service in time of peace:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to approve of officers of the Medical Reserve being re-employed or undergoing courses of instruction during peace, under the following conditions:-

  1. To receive full pay at the rate of 17s. a day while re-employed or undergoing courses of instruction.
  2. To be under the same conditions as regards pension, etc., in case of death or injury as would be applicable in the event of their being called upon to serve in time of war or emergency.

1915 07 09
Temporary Employment of Civilian Medical Practitioners
And whereas we have found it necessary to employ temporarily in the Medical Branch of Your Majesty's Fleet certain Civilian Medical Practitioners:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction the grant to the said Medical Practitioners, in such numbers as may be agreed upon in consultation with the Lords Commissioners .of Your Majesty's Treasury, as from the 19th June, 1915, of such temporary rank in the Naval Medical Service as may be considered appropriate to their attainments, together with the maximum full pay and allowances applicable to the corresponding Rank on the Permanent List.

We further beg leave to recommend that Officers thus entered should be eligible for the award of compensation for injuries and wounds on the scales applicable to their corresponding Rank on the Permanent List, and that, in the event of their death from causes attributable to the Service, their dependants should be eligible for such awards as would, in similar circumstances, be granted to the dependants of Officers of corresponding rank in the Royal Navy.


1915 10 15
Surgeons recalled from Retired List
And whereas by Order in Council of His late Majesty bearing date the 5th day of March, 1910, it is provided that Officers on the Retired or Pension Lists of the Royal Navy when called out for Service in time of War or Emergency Shall receive a bonus of twenty-five per cent. for every pound of the full pay of their rank, earned by them, exclusive of allowances

And whereas we are of opinion that such bonus should also be, paid to Medical Officers on the Reserve List when similarly called out for Service:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction the extension of the provisions of the aforesaid Order in Council accordingly, with effect from the date thereof.


1927 08 05
Establishments of Surgeon Captains & Dental Officers - Conditions of service - Medical & Dental Officers
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 25th day of July, 1927.

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 20th day of July, 1927 (C.W. 5998/26), 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 Your Majesty was graciously pleased, by Your Orders in Council bearing date the 22nd day of January, 1920, and the 28th day of June, 1920, to approve, inter alia, of the payment of specialist allowances of 2s. 6d. a day to Medical Officers of Your Majesty's Navy below the rank of Surgeon Captain who have specialised in certain professional subjects, and by Your Orders in Council bearing date the 11th day of March, 1920, and the 26th day of May, 1925, to fix establishments for Surgeon Captains and for Dental Officers, respectively:

And whereas we consider it desirable. In the interests of Your Majesty's Naval Service that the specialist allowances granted to Medical Officers should be increased in numbers and should be paid at a higher rate, that the establishments of Surgeon Captains and of Dental Officers should be increased, and that certain other changes as set forth in the Schedule annexed hereto should be made in the conditions of service of Medical and Dental Officers of Your Majesty's Navy

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council, to sanction the proposals contained in the annexed Schedule with effect from the 1st day of July, 1926.

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

Schedule.

I. Medical Officers, R.N.;

(1) Specialist Allowances.

The number of specialist allowances to be increased from forty-six to sixty, and the professional subjects in respect of which the allowances are payable to be extended to include Medicine, Surgery, Radiology and Hygiene, in addition to the subjects specified in Order in Council of the 28th June, 1920.

The rate of allowance payable to be increased from 2s. 6d. to 5s. a day.

A Surgeon Commander holding the appointment of Naval Health Officer to be exempt from the rule laid down in Order in Council of the 22nd January, 1920, Schedule V, Section VI, and Order in Council of the 28th June, 1920, which debars Surgeon Commanders who are appointed solely for specialist-duties 'from receiving specialist allowance.

(2) Charge Pay.

Medical Officers in charge of hospitals and sick quarters to be granted charge pay at the discretion of the Admiralty on the following scale:

Surgeon Rear-Admirals and Surgeon Captains - 10s. a day.

Surgeon Commanders - 5s. a day.

(3) Increase in Establishment of Surgeon Captains.

The number of Surgeon Captains to be increased from 16 to 20.

(4) Counting of previous hospital service.

An Officer who enters the Service on or after the 1st July, 1926, and who has held, for a period of not less than one year before the date of his entry into the Service, a resident appointment as Medical or Surgical Officer in a Civil hospital after becoming a qualified medical practitioner, to be eligible, at the discretion of the Admiralty, to have his seniority ante-dated by not more than one year, provided that the appointment is one recognised by the Admiralty for this purpose, but this concession not ordinarily to be granted where the interval between the termination of the hospital appointment and the date of entry into the Service exceeds six months. The period of not less than one year in a ‘resident ' appointment may, at the discretion of the Admiralty, include a period of not more than six months spent in a 'non-resident ' appointment recognised by the Admiralty.

The increase of seniority allowed under the above conditions not to render an Officer eligible to receive pay before the date of his actual entry into the Naval Service, but the time concerned to reckon for increase of full, unemployed and half pay while on the active list and retired pay or gratuity on retirement or withdrawal.

In the event of a temporary Officer or an Officer entered for short service, being transferred to the permanent list on or after the 1st July, 1926, he may be granted the above concession, at Admiralty discretion, under similar conditions to those applicable to candidates who may enter the permanent service direct, except that the time shall not count for gratuity on retirement or withdrawal.

The above concession may also be extended, at Admiralty discretion, to include Officers entered for short service, who have held a recognised civil hospital appointment, but were transferred to the permanent list before the 1st July, 1926. For such Officers, however, the concession shall be limited to such an ante-date of seniority as will preserve their position on the seniority list in relation to Officers transferred on or after that date. Any increased seniority thus granted shall count for purposes of increments of full, half and unemployed pay, and for promotion, but not for retired pay or gratuity, and no arrears of full pay shall be paid in respect of any period prior to the 1st July, 1926.

II. Dental Officers, R.N.

The rank of Surgeon Captain (D) to be introduced and the establishment of Dental Officers to be as follows:-

  • 1 Surgeon Captain (D).
  • 8 Surgeon Commanders (D).
  • 60 Surgeon Lieutenant Commanders (D), Surgeon Lieutenants (D).

(2) Surgeon Captain (D) - Pay and conditions of service.

The rates of pay and conditions of service, etc. applicable to the rank of Surgeon Captain (D) to be as follows:-

Rates of Pay. Standard Rate of Full Pay per Diem.
  £ s. d.
On promotion 3 2 6
After 3 years 3 7 6
After 6 years 3 12 6
After 9 years 3 17 6

The above standard rates of pay to be comparable with the standard rates authorised by Order in Council of the 22nd January, 1920, and the rates to be subject to alteration on the same dates and in like manner to the rates specified in that Order in Council.

Unemployed pay, half pay, retired pay, widows' pensions and allowance to dependants to be at the same rates and subject to the same conditions as for Captains, R.N.

Retirement.

To be retired at the age of 53, and to be retired at any age, at the discretion of the Admiralty, if found physically unfit to serve; optional retirement at 40 to be allowed at Admiralty discretion.

To be retired at any age so soon as two years have elapsed since last service in the rank of Surgeon Captain. (D), but not less than three years from date of promotion to that rank.

(3) Promotion to Surgeon Commander (D) and Surgeon Captain (D).

To be strictly by selection, and to be confined to Officers who have proved themselves to be fitted for promotion both professionally and as administrators.

(4) Counting of previous Hospital Service.

A Dental Officer who enters the Service on or after 1st July, 1926, and who has held, for a period of not less than six months before the date of his entry iota the Service, a whole-time appointment as Dental Officer in a recognised civil dental hospital, or in the dental department of a recognised civil general hospital, after becoming a qualified dental practitioner, to be eligible, at the discretion of the Admiralty, to have his seniority ante-dated according to the period (not exceeding six months) during which such appointment has been held, provided that the appointment is one recognised by the Admiralty for this purpose, but this concession not ordinarily to be granted where the interval between the termination of the hospital appointment and the date of entry into the Service exceeds six months.

The increase of seniority allowed under the above conditions not to render an Officer eligible to receive pay before the date of his actual entry into the Naval Service, but the time concerned to reckon for increase of full, unemployed and half pay while on the active list, and retired pay or gratuity on retirement or withdrawal.

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 Lord's Commissioners of the Admiralty are to give the necessary directions herein accordingly.
M. P. A. Hankey.


1928 11 06
Charge Pay for Senior Surgeons in charge of Hospital Ships
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 1st day of November, 1928.

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 15th day of October, 1928 (C.W. 9052/28), 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 Your Majesty was graciously pleased by Your Order in Council bearing date the 25th day of July, 1927, to sanction, inter alia, the grant of charge pay on the following scale to Medical Officers of Your Majesty's Navy in charge of hospitals and sick quarters:

  • Surgeon Rear-Admirals and Surgeon Captains, 10s. a day.
  • Surgeon Commanders, 5s. a day

And whereas we consider that in view of the responsibilities devolving upon Medical Officers in charge of Hospital Ships, they should similarly receive extra remuneration

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to approve of Medical Officers in charge of Hospital Ships being granted at our discretion, with effect from the 15th day of September, 1928, charge pay on the scale laid down for Medical Officers in charge of hospitals and sick quarters.

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.
M, P. A. Hankey.


1929 11 08
Surgeons & Dental Surgeons - Seniority
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 5th day of November, 1929.

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 9th day of September, 1929 (C.W. 7219/29), 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 Orders in Council bearing date the 11th day of August, 1903, and 26th day of May, 1925, it is provided, inter alia, that Medical and Dental Officers of Your Majesty's Navy may, under certain conditions, be allowed to hold appointments in recognised Civil Hospitals for limited periods after their entry into the Service:

And whereas Your Majesty was graciously pleased by Your Order in Council bearing date the 25th day of July, 1927, to provide, inter alia, that Medical and Dental Officers of Your Majesty's Navy who have held approved appointments in recognised Civil Hospitals before their entry into the Service may, subject to certain restrictions, be granted additional seniority up to maximum periods of one year and six months respectively, provided that the minimum period served in such civil hospital appointment is not less than one year for Medical Officers or six months for Dental Officers:

And whereas we consider that periods of service of shorter duration in recognised Civil Hospitals before entry should also render an Officer eligible for additional seniority, and that the maximum period of service in civil hospital appointments both before and after entry combined which may be allowed to count for certain Naval purposes should not exceed one year for any individual Medical Officer or six months for any individual Dental Officer:

We beg leave humbly to recommend. that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to empower us, at our discretion, and with effect from the 1st day of July, 1926, to apply the provisions relating to the counting of previous hospital service by Medical and Dental Officers laid down in the aforesaid Order in Council bearing date the 25th day of July, 1927,

  1. irrespective of the duration of such civil hospital appointments, and
  2. in cases in which the officers concerned may be permitted to continue to hold such appointments after entry into the service.

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.
M. P. A. Hankey.


1931 05 22
Surgeons and Dentists - Counting of Time Towards Seniority
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 19th day of May, 1931.

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 March, 1931, (C.W. 10025/30), 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 fin 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 Your Majesty was graciously pleased by Your Orders in Council bearing dates the 25th July, 1927, and the 5th November; 1929, to provide, inter alia, that Medical and Dental Officers of Your Majesty's Navy who have held approved appointments in recognised Civil Hospitals before their entry into the Service may be granted additional seniority in respect of such Civil Hospital service, subject, among other restrictions, to the concession not ordinarily being granted where the interval between the termination of the hospital appointment and the date of entry into the Service exceeds six months:

And whereas we are of opinion that it is in the interest of Your Majesty's Naval Service that this restriction should be abolished:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to empower us, at our discretion, to apply the provisions of Orders in Council dated the 25th July, 1927, and 5th November, 1929, relating to the grant of ante-date of seniority to Medical and Dental Officers in respect of Civil Hospital appointments, without regard to the length of the interval between the termination of Civil Hospital appointment and the date of entry into the Service, subject to the condition that where the interval between the termination of the Civil Hospital appointment and the date of entry into the Service exceeds six months, the time covered by any ante-date of seniority approved shall not be allowed to reckon as service for retired pay in the case of an officer who may apply to retire voluntarily unless he shall have completed 12 years' service counting for retired pay independently of such time.

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.
M. P. A. Hankey.


1931 10 13
Specialist Allowances to Surgeons
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 1st day of October, 1931.

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 9th day of September, 1931, (C.W. 7556/31), in the words following, viz. :-

Whereas by Section 3 of the Naval and Marine Pay and Pensions Act, 1865, it is enacted, inter slid, 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 Your Majesty was graciously pleased by Your Orders in Council bearing dates the 22nd day of January, 1920, the 28th day of June, 1920, and the 25th day of July, 1927, to sanction, inter alia, and subject to certain conditions, the payment of specialist allowances not exceeding 60 in number to Medical Officers of Your Majesty's Navy below the rank of Surgeon Captain who have qualified as specialists in certain specified professional subjects:

And whereas it may be desirable from time to time to vary the subjects in respect of which such specialist allowances are payable and to alter the maximum permissible number of such allowances:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to authorise us to vary, at our discretion but subject to the prior approval of the Lords Commissioners of Your Majesty's Treasury on each occasion, either the professional subjects for which such specialist allowances are payable or the maximum number of such allowances.

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.
M. P. A. Hankey.


1932 02 12
Short Service Surgeons
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 11th day of February, 1932.

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 19th day of January, 1932 (C.W. 11660/31), 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 Your Majesty was graciously pleased by Your Order in Council bearing date the 25th day of July, 1921, to sanction the institution of a scheme of entry of Surgeon Lieutenants for Short Service in the Royal Navy

And whereas Medical Officers on the Permanent List of the Royal Navy are eligible under certain conditions for higher acting rank and the pay of such rank when acting in vacancies which may occur on foreign stations:

And whereas we are of opinion that Surgeon Lieutenants entered for Short Service should likewise be eligible in similar circumstances for higher acting rank and the appropriate rate of pay:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to authorize us at our discretion to grant to Surgeon Lieutenants, entered for Short Service, the higher acting rank and the rate of pay laid down for such rank, when they are filling vacancies for Officers of higher rank, under the conditions applicable to Officers on the permanent list, with effect from the 1st day of January, 1931.

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.
M. P. A. Hankey.


LG 1934 03 06
Promotion of Surgeon Lieutenant Commander to Surgeon Commander
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 26th day of February, 1934.

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 5th day of February, 1934 (C.W. 608/34), 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 dated the 13th day of August, 1920, it is provided, inter alia that Surgeon Lieutenant Commanders of Your Majesty's Fleet must pass a prescribed Professional Examination to qualify for promotion to the rank of Surgeon Commander and certain regulations are laid down as to the advancement or retirement of these officers conditional upon the result of this examination:

And whereas circumstances have arisen to prevent a number of Surgeon Lieutenant Commanders of Your Majesty's Fleet who are otherwise eligible for promotion to the rank of Surgeon Commander in 1934 from undergoing the prescribed Professional Examination and similar circumstances may arise in the future:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to grant us discretionary power to promote Surgeon Lieutenant Commanders to the rank of Surgeon Commander without passing the prescribed professional examination when failure to do so is due to the exigencies of the service or to other causes beyond their own control, provided they are otherwise qualified for promotion.

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.
M. P. A. Hankey.


1937 10 26
Specialist Allowances to Surgeons
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 22nd day of October, 1937.

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 7th day of September, 1937, (C.W. 9076/37) 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 Section VI of Schedule V to Order in Council bearing date the 22nd day of January, 1920, provision is made, inter alia, for the payment of specialist allowance to Surgeon Lieutenants, Surgeon Lieutenant Commanders and Surgeon Commanders who have specialised in professional subjects, except that a Surgeon Commander appointed solely for specialist duties is to receive pay as a Surgeon Commander only:

And whereas by Paragraph 1 of the Schedule to Order in Council bearing date the 25th day of July, 1927, a Surgeon Commander holding the appointment of Naval Health Officer is exempted from the aforesaid rule:

And whereas by Paragraph 23 of Part III of the Schedule to Order in Council bearing date the 29th day of June, 1934, Surgeon Captains are also eligible for payment of specialist allowance:

And whereas we consider that Surgeon Commanders, other than Naval Health Officers, should no longer be debarred from payment of specialist allowance when employed solely on specialist duties:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to sanction the payment of specialist allowance to Surgeon Commanders, irrespective of whether or not they are employed solely on specialist duties.

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.
M. P. A. Hankey.


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