HC Deb 20 December 1888 vol 332 cc893-4
MR. ROWNTREE (Scarborough)

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty, If it would be practicable to include in the certificate of service granted to men of the Royal Naval Reserve who have served their full time an endorsement of character, as reported from time to time by the Drill Instructors, and similar to that given to seamen leaving the Royal Navy, in order to assist men of good haracter in obtaining employment ashore when no longer able, on account of age, to follow their calling at sea?

MR. ASHMEAD-BARTLETT (A LORD of the ADMIRALTY)(who replied) said (Sheffield, Ecclesall)

There is no objection, as far as the Admiralty is concerned; but it is a question for the Board of Trade, which issues the certificates to Royal Naval Reserve men, to decide whether it would be practicable; and the Admiralty have not had time to obtain the opinion of the Board of Trade upon this point.