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Tropical Allowance and those working in Confined Spaces in the Tropics

LG 1933 05 30
Tropical Allowance and those working in Confined Spaces in the Tropics
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 25th day of May, 1933.

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 10th day of May, 1933 (N. 1774/33), 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 17th day of May, 1920, to approve payment under certain conditions of Tropical Allowance at the rate of 1s. 6d. a day to all Engine Room, Officers' and Ship's Cook ratings (including Maltese, but excluding native ratings)

And whereas by Your Order in Council of the 13th day of October, 1920, Your Majesty sanctioned payment to ratings other than Engine Room, Officers and Ship's Cook ratings, when continuously employed and doing a full day's duty under the conditions applicable to the ratings for whom payment was already authorized, and in respect of employment in the interiors of Submarines:

And whereas by Your Order in Council of the 24th day of June, 1912, Your Majesty sanctioned payment of extra pay at increased rates for work in confined spaces in the tropics:

And whereas we are of opinion that payment of tropical allowance should be further extended, and that payment for work in confined spaces in the tropics should be reduced when tropical allowance is paid concurrently:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to sanction the following proposals, viz.:-

  1. That tropical allowance be paid subject to our discretion to:
    1. Ratings employed as Switchboard Watchkeepers in " C," " D " and " E " class Cruisers and H.M.S. Eagle.
    2. The Ordnance Artificer, the rating qualified in Ordnance, and the Torpedo rating in the turrets of 8-inch gun Cruisers, when employed for a full day on refitting work.
    3. The Blacksmith and Blacksmith's Mate in Ormonde class surveying ships, when employed in the blacksmith's shop situated in the after boiler uptake, when steam is raised in the after boiler.
    4. Ratings regularly employed in compartments or spaces not covered by any prescribed definition in which conditions are unsatisfactory and comparable with those for which payment of the allowance is already authorized.
  2. That extra pay for work in confined spaces in the tropics be restricted to the non-tropical rate for ratings in receipt of tropical allowance concurrently.

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


1936 10 30
Tropical Allowance in Gunboats on the Yangtse
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 27th day of October, 1936.

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 18th day of August, 1936 (N. 3671/36), 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 17th May, 1920, sanction is given to payment under certain conditions of Tropical Allowance at the rate of 1s. 6d. a day:

And whereas we are of opinion that the conditions in Gunboats stationed on the River Yangtse are, for a period in the year, such as to justify payment of the allowance for service within the Tropics:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to sanction, with retrospective effect from the 7th August, 1936, and subject to our discretion, extension of payment of Tropical Allowance to the ratings in Gunboats on the River Yangtse during the period 1st June to 30th September in each year.

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.


1939 09 26
Tropical Allowance - Ordnance ratings
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 21st day of September, 1939.

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 8th day of September, 1939 (N. 7575 / 39) , 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 17th May, 1920, sanction is given to payment under certain conditions of Tropical Allowance at the rate of 1s. 6d. a day:

And whereas by Order in Council dated the 25th May, 1933, payment of Tropical Allowance was sanctioned to the Ordnance Artificer, the rating qualified in Ordnance, and the Torpedo rating in the turrets of 8-inch gun Cruisers, when employed for a full day on refitting work:

And whereas we are of opinion that conditions in the turrets of 6-inch gun Cruisers are comparable with those for which payment is authorised in respect of employment in 8-inch gun Cruisers:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to sanction payment of Tropical Allowance at the rate of 1s. 6d. a day to the Ordnance Artificer, the rating qualified in Ordnance and the Torpedo rating in the turrets of both 8-inch and 6-inch gun Cruisers, when employed for a full day on refitting work.

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.
Rupert B. Howorth.


1941 11 28
Tropical Allowances - Ordnance Ratings
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 27th day of November, 1941

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 14th day of November, 1941 (N. 26172/41) 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 Order in Council dated the 17th May, 1920, authorises the payment, under certain conditions, of Tropical Allowance at the rate of 1s. 6d. a day:

And whereas by Orders in Council bearing dates the 25th May, 1933, the 21st September, 1939. and the 20th December, 1939, payment of Tropical Allowance was extended to the Ordnance Artificer, the rating qualified in Ordnance, the Torpedo rating, and Turret Sweepers (two per turret) when employed for a full day in the turrets of 8-inch and 6-inch gun Cruisers:

And whereas we are of opinion that conditions in the turrets of 5.25-inch gun Cruisers are comparable with those for which payment is authorised in 8-inch and 6-inch gun Cruisers:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction payment of Tropical Allowance at the rate of 1s. 6d. a day to the Ordnance Artificer, the rating qualified in Ordnance, the Torpedo rating, and Turret Sweepers (two per turret) when employed for a full day in the turrets of 5.25-inch gun Cruisers.

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.
Rupert B. Howorth.


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