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Victualling and Messing Allowance

1907 11 08
Payment of cash in lieu of Victuals and Messing Allowance
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 2nd day of November, 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 the thirty-first day of October, one thousand nine hundred and seven, in the words following, viz :

Whereas by Your Majesty's Order in Council of the ninth day of September last, Your Majesty was graciously pleased to direct that Officers, Commissioned Warrant Officers, or Warrant Officers of Your Majesty's Navy or Royal Marines borne on ships' books, and domestics, are to receive at our discretion (in lieu of the victuals and messing allowance mentioned in the first schedule of the said Order in Council) an inclusive messing allowance at the rate of tenpence per diem, subject to a deduction at the rate of one halfpenny per diem in the case of any Commissioned Warrant Officer or Warrant Officer of Your Majesty's Navy or Royal Marines or domestic, who elects to receive the spirit ration in kind ;

And whereas we are of opinion that in certain instances it is desirable that payment of an allowance in lieu of victuals and messing allowance of fourpence per diem, should be extended to other persons than those enumerated in that Order in Council;

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to sanction the issue, at our discretion, as from the first October, one thousand nine hundred and seven, to any person belonging to Your Majesty's Navy or Royal Marines borne on ships' books, of either of the following inclusive allowances, in lieu of victuals and messing allowance of fourpence per diem, viz.:-

(a) Tenpence per diem, subject to a deduction of one halfpenny per diem when the spirit ration is received in kind ; or

(b) Ninepence-halfpenny per diem, with the issue in addition of the spirit ration in kind or payment of grog money in lieu.

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.
A. W. FitzRoy
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