§ MR. CHARLES ACLAND (Cornwall, Launceston)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Admiralty whether, in view of the present paucity of Lieutenants in the Royal Navy on the Active List, the Admiralty will give to some of those officers on the Retired List of Lieutenants who, at the invitation of the Admiralty, have consented to serve in case of war or of national emergency, and who have in consequence attended courses of instruction, the further chance of rendering their services in time of war or of national emergency more valuable, by offering them the opportunity of returuing to active service in time of peace?
§ LORD G. HAMILTON
The margin of unemployed Lieutenants is small, but it has not, up to the present time, been found necessary to call upon retired officers to volunteer for service. Should the requirements of the Service render such a step necessary in the future, the Admiralty would not hesitate to avail itself of the services of such officers.