HC Deb 09 December 1908 vol 198 cc452-3
MR. LONSDALE (Armagh, Mid.)

I beg to ask the First Lord of the Admiralty whether young men on joining the Navy are informed of the amount of compensation they will receive in the event of their contracting illness as the result of exposure when on duty and being discharged as unfit for further service; and, if not, whether the rules of the Admiralty as to compensation will in future be made known to all entrants so that the risks of the service may be appreciated.


The Answer to the first part of the Question is in the negative; but the pamphlet issued to candidates for the Navy informs them that the conditions of service are to be found in the King's Regulations, which contain all information on the subject. The pension regulations relating to injury and disability depend so much upon the circumstances of the individual case, that their insertion in recruiting pamphlets and posters would be of very little practical value to recruits, and would in many cases undoubtedly mislead them.