§ MR. EUGENE WASON (Clackmannan and Kinross)
I beg to ask the Civil Lord of the Admiralty why it is that His Majesty's naval officers are to be compulsorily retired on attaining the age of sixty, while officers in the Army are not compulsorily retired until the age of sixty-five.
§ THE SECRETARY TO THE ADMIRALTY (Mr. PRETYMAN, Suffolk, Woodbridge)
The age for compulsory retirement in the Navy is not a general one, as the hon. Member seems to think. It varies according to the rank of the officers. For instance, admirals and vice-admirals are compulsorily retired at sixty-five, rear admirals at sixty, and captains at fifty-five. No change in these regulations is proposed.