§ MR. REGINALD LUCAS (Ports-mouth)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty whether, in view of the fact that non-commissioned officers and 404 men of the Army are allowed to continue serving after completing twenty-one years service, and thereby increasing their pensions, the Admiralty are prepared to extend the same privilege to the Royal Marines, by adopting the principle laid down in the Royal Warrant (Army) Article 1164, so as to place them on an equal footing with the Army in respect to pension.
§ MR. ARNOLD-FORSTER
The question referred to by the hon. Member is at present under the consideration of the Admiralty, and the existing Regulations are being reviewed, but no decision has yet been arrived at.