§ MR. P. A. TAYLOR
asked the Secretary to the Admiralty, Whether retired Naval officers will, when called into active service, receive retired pay in addition to full pay; and, if not, what course will be taken in respect to officers who have commuted their retired pay; whether, in case of such retired officers being promoted, their promotion will be to the active or retired lists; whether, in the event of promotion being conferred on a retired officer for subsequent active service, he will, on his services being dispensed with, be entitled to the retired pay of the superior rank; whether subsequent active service will be allowed for increase of retired pay, the regulation of 1870 notwithstanding; and, whether the Admiralty will, at an early period, issue instructions on these and other points connected with the employment of retired officers in the active service of the Fleet?
§ MR. A. F. EGERTON,
in reply, said, that retired naval officers could only be called into active service in accordance with an Order in Council. If it should be necessary to issue such an Order in Council its terms would settle the various points which might be raised in relation to pay and promotion. He understood that the terms of the Order had not been settled; and, of course, if it should be necessary to issue it, it would require very careful consideration.