HC Deb 04 May 1868 vol 191 c1693

said, he would beg to ask the First Lord of the Admiralty, If any measure is contemplated to remedy the grievances of retired Officers of the Navy, especially those under the head of H. I. K., who complain of unjust treatment; First, in compulsory retirement; Secondly. Refusing to admit them to the benefits of other retired Captains and Commanders for length of service as awarded to all others?


said, in reply, the hon. and gallant Member was mistaken in supposing that the retirement of the Officers in question was compulsory. The conditions offered to them were distinctly specified in the Orders in Council which constituted the list, and the Admiralty had no intention of altering the present arrangement.