§ MR. P. A. TAYLOR
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty, Whether there are any regulations established touching the command, rank, pay, and emoluments, and general status to be assumed or enjoyed by officers on the Retired Lists of the Navy in the event of the exigencies of the State requiring them for active service in the Fleet; if so, whether he will lay a Copy of the same upon the Table of the House; and, if there are not any such regulations in force, whether he can hold out any hope of their being framed at an early date, and issued for the guidance of the officers and others concerned?
§ MR. W. H. SMITH
, in reply, said, the regulations governing the pay, &c, of retired officers called out for active service were stated at chap. 7, section 1, par. 1, of the Queen's Regulations and Admiralty Instructions, and were as follows:—Whenever Her Majesty may he pleased, by her Order in Council, to call officers from the Reserved or Retired Lists into active service in 153 case of war, or of emergency, Her Majesty has been pleased to approve that such officers as may be so employed shall be in all respects entitled to the pay and emoluments of their respective ranks on the Active List.When the occasion arises for calling out retired officers, any regulations necessary to supplement the above will be immediately drawn up and an Order in Council obtained.