HC Deb 21 April 1871 vol 205 c1467

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty, Whether it is his intention to inquire into the cases of the compulsory retired officers of Her Majesty's Coast Guard, in compliance with a pledge given to that effect by the late First Lord?


said, in reply, that he had been anxious to find these gentlemen employment according to the pledge that they should, if possible, be employed as time and opportunity might arise. He had not been, so far in finding employment for them, successful, and he was afraid he should only be encouraging false hopes if he were to say that there was any great prospect of the Admiralty being able to avail itself of the services of these gentlemen. Should, however, the opportunity present itself, the Admiralty would embrace it with the greatest pleasure.