HC Deb 12 March 1897 vol 47 cc569-70

I beg to ask the First Lord of the Admiralty whether, under the proposed scheme for the reorganisation of the Royal Naval Reserve, it will be open to men of the Royal Marines of 12 years' service, discharged with good character, to enter the reserve of qualified seamen, or whether the class will be confined to A.B's.

THE FIRST LORD OF THE ADMIRALTY ( Mr. G. J. GOSCHEN, St. George's, Hanover Square)

The class of "qualified seamen "of the Royal Naval Reserve will be confined to A.B's., but a scheme for establishing a Reserve of Marines is under consideration.