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Re-organisation of the Writer Branch - Advancement

Various Allowances to Writer Ratings, excluding Short Hand Writers Allowances

1910 07 26
Senior Writers in offices of the C-in-C of Home Ports and in the Home Fleet
At the Court at Saint James, the 19th day of July, 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, of 9th July, 1910, 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 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 we consider it desirable that the duties and responsibilities devolving upon the Senior Writers in the offices of the Commanders-in-Chief of Your Majesty's Ships and Vessels at the three Home Ports and in the Home Fleet should be recognized by the grant of a special allowance

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to sanction the grant of a special allowance of one shilling a day to such Senior Writers 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.
Almeric FitzRoy.


1917 10 02
Senior Writers Allowance Whilst Serving in offices of Commanders-in-Chiefs Afloat
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 29th day of September, 1917.

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, of 20th September, 1917, 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 of 19th July, 1910, to sanction an allowance of 1s. a day to the Senior Writers in the Offices of the Commanders-in-Chief of Your Majesty's Ships and Vessels at the three Home Ports, and in the Home Fleet:

And whereas we are of opinion that the duties and responsibilities of the Senior Writer in the Office of the Commander-in-Chief of Your Majesty's Ships and Vessels at Rosyth should be recognised by the grant of a similar allowance:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction the grant of a special allowance of 1s. a day to such Senior Writer accordingly, with effect as from the 17th day of July, 1917.

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.

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1920 05 18
Revised Conditions for Advancement
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 17th day of May, 1920.

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 May, 1920, in the words following, viz. :

And whereas we consider that the promotion of Writers serving in Your Majesty's Navy should be accelerated :

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction the adoption as from the 13th September, 1918, of the conditions for the advancement of Writers set forth in the attached Schedule:

The age and service qualification required for promotion of Writer ratings to be as follows :

For promotion to 2nd Writer, 3 years as 3rd Writer and over 21 years of age.

For promotion to 1st Writer, 3 years as 2nd Writer (if qualified) and over 24 years of age.

For promotion to Chief Writer, 4 years as 1st Writer and over 28 years of age.

Total, 10 years

These changes to take effect as from the 13th September, 1918, and advancement and increases of pay made on the new basis not to be antedated to a date earlier than the 13th September, 1918.

Conditions of Application to Ratings with Service before 13th September, 1918.

(1) All 3rd Writers with 3 years' service and over 21 years of age to be rated 2nd Writer.

(2). All 2nd Writers with 6 years' total service in Writer ratings and over 24 years of age to be rated 1st Writer provided they have qualified for the higher rating. If they have not had an opportunity of passing for 1st Writer their promotion to 1st Writer may be antedated to the 13th September, 1918, provided they pass at the earliest opportunity.

(3) All Writers with 10 years' total service in Writer ratings to be eligible for advancement to Chief Writer if recommended and over 28 years of age, provided that they have been rated up to 2nd Writer and 1st Writer at the earliest possible date.

Subject to the condition in paragraph 1 all Writers provided they have been rated up to each grade at the earliest possible date to count all service over 10 years towards increase of pay as Chief Writer.

Ratings who have been given special advancement to have remitted from the total of 10 years' qualifying service for advancement to Chief Writer that portion of their service which has already been waived in their cases.


3 Jun 1921
Allowances for Ratings of the Writer Branch who perform duties of Captain's Clerk
Whereas there was this day read at the Board a Memorial from the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, dated the 10th May, 1921 (N.P. (4) 1149/ 20), in the words following, viz.:-

And whereas we have had under consideration the question of instituting, on a permanent basis specific remuneration to ratings of the Writer Branch who carry out the duties of Captain's Clerk:

And whereas we are of the opinion that it is desirable to continue payment of the allowances for these duties under similar conditions to those approved for the period of the duration of the War:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in, Council, to sanction payment of the allowances as provided under the following conditions:-

(1) To Writers whilst performing the duties of Captain's Clerk in seagoing ships commanded by a Captain (including Flag ships) where the! normal rate of Command Money is 10s. a day - 1s. Per day.

(2) To Writers when carrying. out Captain's Clerk's duties in addition to their normal duties in the 6hip's Office ; irrespective of the rate of Command Money received by the Commanding Officer - 1s. Per day.

(3) To Writers whilst acting as Clerk to the Senior Naval Officer of a Division of a Naval Station 2s. 6d. Per day.

(4) To Writers serving as Captain's Clerk in any Depot Ship for Destroyers when the average numbers borne per quarter exceed 2,000 - 1s Per day.

when the numbers exceed 3,000 - 2s. 6d. Per day.
the allowance not to be paid in addition to any other special allowances.

(5) To Writers serving as Captain's Clerk in the following ships or establishments. H.M.S. Vernon Portsmouth,; Gunnery School, Ports mouth. ; Ships of Captains in command of Torpedo craft Flotillas ; Shotley Training Establishment - 2s. 6d. Per day. The Lords Commissioners of Your Majesty have signified their concurrence in these proposals.


1922 04 25
Allowances to ratings employed as Captain's Clerk in Gunnery Schools
Whereas there was this day read at the Board a Memorial from then Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, dated the 4 April, 1922 (N. 17861 / 21), in the words following, viz.:

And whereas we consider that the duties involved justify they payment of an allowance to the rating employed as Captain's Clerk in the Gunnery Schools at Chatham and Devonport:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction as from, they 1st April, 1921, payment of an allowance at the rate of 1s. a day to the Chief Writer who may be employed as Captain's Clerk in the Gunnery School at Chatham or Devonport when no Accountant Officer is borne for the duty.

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.


1922 05 30
Allowance to Senior Writers employed in certain C-in-C's Offices
And whereas Your Majesty was graciously pleased by Your Order in Council of 19 July, 1910, to sanction the grant of a special allowance of 1s. a day to the Senior Writers employed in the Offices of the Commanders-in-Chief of Your Majesty's Ships and Vessels at the three Home Parts and in the Home Fleet:

And who whereas we are of opinion that the duties and responsibilities devolving upon the Senior Writer in the Office of the Commander-in-Chief Mediterranean Station, merit the grant of a special allowance:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction the grant of an allowance of 1s. a day to this Senior Writer with effect from 1st December, 1921.


1923 06 01
Writers and Stores ratings serving as Captains' Clerks
And whereas Your Majesty was graciously pleased by Your Orders in Council of 27 May, 1921, and the 10 August, 1921, to sanction, inter alia, the grant of an allowance of 2s. 6d. a. day to ratings of the Writer Branch and Victualling (now Supply) Branch serving as Captains' Clerks in Ships of Captains in command of Torpedo Craft Flotillas:

And whereas we are of opinion that under certain conditions, as when the Torpedo Craft Flotillas are in Reserve Commission, a reduced allowance should be paid:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to authorize us to grant at our discretion an allowance within the maximum of 2s. 6d. a day for this service.


1924 12 12
Allowances for rating on larger submarines acting as Captain's Writer
And whereas by Your Majesty's Order in Council dated the 21st December, 1920, it is provided that a rating employed as Captain's Writer in destroyers which are independent commands may be paid an allowance of 6d. a day:

And whereas we consider it desirable that this allowance should also be payable in submarines of the larger classes:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to authorize payment at our discretion as from the 19th November, 1924, of an allowance of 6d. a day to one rating of the crew of each of the larger submarines when required to act as Captain's Writer.


1925 10 13
Allowance Introduced for CPO Writers instructing Reserves
And whereas we consider that an allowance should be granted to Chief Petty Officer Writers performing the duties of Instructors to Writers of Your Majesty's Naval Volunteer Reserve under training at the Home Depots, as a recognition of their services connected with the scheme and the extra work involved

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction the payment of an allowance of 1s. 6d. a day, with effect as from the 1st October, 1924, to be payable to not more than two instructors at the same time in any one Depot, and to be limited to two days a week, on which instructional work, is undertaken out of normal working hours for a period of not less than two hours.


1925 12 18
Allowance rating employed as Writer to the SNO of a Division of a Naval Station
And whereas Your Majesty was graciously pleased, by Your Orders in Council of the 27th May, 1921, and the 10th August, 1921, to sanction, inter alia, an allowance of 2s. 6d. a day to a rating of the Writer Branch or Supply Branch employed as Writer to the Senior Naval Officer of a Division of a Naval Station.

And whereas we are of opinion that under certain conditions a reduced allowance should be paid:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to authorize us to grant, as from 1st May, 1925, at our discretion, an allowance within the maximum of 2s. 6d. a day for this service.


1925 12 22
Writers Allowance - Portland Anti-Submarine Flotilla
And whereas by Your Majesty's Order in Council dated the 21st December, 1920, it is provided that a rating employed as Captain's Writer in destroyers which are independent commands may be paid an allowance of 6d. a day:

And whereas by Your Majesty's Order in Council dated the 8th December, 1924, payment of the allowance was extended to one rating of the crew of each of the larger submarines, when required to act as Captain's Writer:

And whereas we consider it desirable that this allowance should also be payable in the vessel in which the Commander of the Portland Anti-Submarine Flotilla is carried:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to authorize payment at our discretion as from the 4th February, 1925, of an allowance of 6d. a day to the rating employed as Captain's Writer in the vessel in which the Commander of the Portland Anti-Submarine Flotilla is carried.


1936 05 05
Writers - Advancement
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 30th day of April, 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 27th day of March, 1936 (N. 1313/36), 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 bearing date the 3rd day of November, 1927, His late Majesty King George the Fifth was pleased to approve, inter alia, of men entered or re-entered after the 4th October, 1925, in the Writer branch of Your Majesty's Navy, being eligible for advancement in vacancies only and not for automatic advancement after prescribed periods:

And whereas the number of Chief Petty Officer Writers is and will continue to be for many years in excess of actual requirements owing to the fact that qualified ratings entered before the 5th October, 1925, continue to be advanced to the higher grades after the prescribed periods:

And whereas while these conditions exist men entered since the 4th October, 1925, suffer because of the lack of vacancies:

And whereas by Order in Council bearing date the 15th day of May, 1930, His late Majesty was pleased to approve of a number of Writers entered under the new system being advanced to the rating of Leading Writer on completing 4˝ years' service in the lower rating:

And whereas by Order in Council bearing date the 21st day of December, 1933, His late Majesty was further pleased to approve of a number of Leading Writers entered under the new system being advanced to the rating of Petty Officer Writer on completing 4˝ years' service as Leading Writer:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to provide that, from the 1st day of October, 1936, Petty Officer Writers in any of the three Port Divisions who are recommended and fit for advancement and who reach four years' service in their rating before being advanced may be advanced to the rating of Chief Petty Officer Writer at the rate of one at each Port Division every two months, until it becomes possible to attain normal methods of advancement.

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


1937 10 26
Allowance to Writers or Supply Rating on Gun Boats on China Station
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 30th day of August, 1937, (N.5760 / 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 it is provided by Orders in Council of 21st December 1920, 8th December 1924 and 16th December 1925, that the rating employed as Captain's Writer in destroyers which are independent commands, in the larger submarines, and in the vessel in which the Commander of the Portland Anti-Submarine Flotilla is carried, shall be paid an allowance of 6d. a day:

And whereas we consider it desirable that this allowance should also be payable in the West River Gunboats on the China Station:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to authorise payment at our discretion of an allowance of 6d. a day to the Supply rating employed as Captain's Writer in the West River Gunboats on the China Station.

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.


1938 01 04
Writers to Commanders (D) at the Nore and Devonport - Allowances
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 21st day of December, 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 14th day of December, 1937, (N.7301/37), 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 Orders in Council of the 21st December, 1920 the 8th December, 1924, and the 16th December, 1925, payment of an allowance of 6d. a day is authorised to the rating required to act as Captain's Writer in certain destroyers, in the larger submarines and in the vessel in which the Commander of the Portland Anti-Submarine Flotilla is carried:

And whereas we consider it desirable that this allowance should also be payable to the rating employed as Writer to the Commander (D) at the Nore and at Devonport:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to authorise payment at our discretion of an allowance of 6d. a day to the rating employed as Writer to the Commander (D) at the Nore and at Devonport.

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 1938 12 23
Writers to Commanders (D) at the Rosyth and Portsmouth - Allowances
At the Court, at Buckingham Palace, the 20th day of December, 1938.

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 December, 1938 (N.7609/38) , 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 of the 21st December, 1920, the 8th December, 1924, and the 16th December, 1925, payment of an allowance of 6d. a day is authorised to the rating required to act as Captain's Writer in certain destroyers, in the larger submarines and in the vessel in which the Commander of the Portland Anti-Submarine Flotilla is carried:

And whereas by Order in Council of the 21st December, 1937, payment of this allowance was extended to the rating employed as Writer to the Commander (D) at the Nore and at Devonport and we consider it desirable that it should also be payable to the rating similarly employed at Rosyth and at Portsmouth:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to authorise payment at our discretion of an allowance of 6d. a day, with effect from the 1st September, 1938, to the rating employed as Writer to the Commander (D) at Rosyth and at Portsmouth.

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.


1940 05 10
Writers Allowances when Serving on Escorts
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 9th day of May, 1940.

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 April, 1940 (N. 6947/40), 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 of the 21st December, 1920, and the 8th December, 1924, payment of an allowance of 6d. a day is authorised to the rating required to act as Captain's Writer in certain Destroyers and Submarines:

And whereas we consider it desirable to extend payment of this allowance to the rating employed as Captain's Writer in those Destroyers and Sloops, lately styled Escort Vessels, which are independent commands and whose authorised complements are not less than 90:

And whereas we also consider that payment of the allowance should be authorised, at our discretion, to the rating similarly employed in such other ships and vessels in which we may deem the amount of clerical work involved to be commensurate with that in the aforementioned Escort Vessels.

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction payment accordingly with effect from the 11th April, 1940.

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.
Rupert B. Howorth.


1941 06 20
Senior Writers at Commander-in-Chief Offices - Allowances
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 12th day of June, 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 23rd day of May, 1941 (9656/41), 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 by Orders in Council dated 19th July, 1910, and 25th May, 1922, sanction was given to the grant of a Special Allowance of 1s. a day to the Senior Writers employed in the Offices of the Commanders-in-Chief of Your Majesty's Ships and Vessels at the three Home Ports, and in the Home Fleet, and in the Office of the Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean station:

And whereas we are of opinion that the duties and responsibilities devolving upon the Senior Writer in the Office of the Commander-in-Chief, Western Approaches, merit the grant of a special allowance:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction the grant of an allowance of 1s. a day to the Senior Writer with effect from the 17th February, 1941.

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.


1942 01 23
Senior Writers - Allowances - FOs & CinCs Offices
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 22nd day of January, 1942.

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 January, 1942 (N.182/1942), 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 dated 19th July, 1910, 25th May, 1922, and 12th June, 1941, sanction was given to the grant of a Special Allowance of 1s. a day to the Senior Writers employed in the Offices of the commanders-in-Chief of Your Majesty's Ships and Vessels at the three Home Ports, in the Home Fleet, and in the Offices of the Commanders-in-Chief, Mediterranean and Western Approaches:

And whereas we are of opinion that for the period of hostilities the duties and responsibilities devolving upon the Senior Writer in the Office of the Commander-in-Chief, Rosyth, merit the grant of a special allowance:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction the grant of an allowance of 1s. a day to the Senior Writer in the Office of the Commander-in-Chief, Rosyth, with effect from the 9th November, 1941, and further to sanction the grant of a similar allowance at our discretion in any other instances arising during the period of hostilities which we may regard as comparable, particularly as regards the size of the Office Staff, with those in which the allowance is already paid.

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.


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