HC Deb 18 May 1893 vol 12 c1259
MR. WICKHAM (Hants, Petersfield)

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty whether any commissions have been granted to officers of the Royal Naval Reserve under Article 43 of the Revised Regulations for Royal Naval Reserve, sanctioned by Orders in Council of 23rd February, 1891, which provide that officers who shall have greatly distinguished themselves in action with the enemy, or who may, by the character or length of that service, obtain the special approbation of the Admiralty, will be eligible to receive commissions as officers in the Royal Navy; and, if no such commissions have been granted, whether the Article is to be considered inoperative?


No commissions have yet been granted under the Regulations, but they are not to be considered as inoperative, and they will be put into operation when suitable cases arise.