HC Deb 14 March 1910 vol 15 c18

asked whether the Government have considered the recommendations of the Committee on the Civil Employment of Ex-Sailors in regard to emigration, and more especially the suggestion that it should be possible to make arrangements with the Governments of the great self-governing Colonies to advance the moneys necessary to meet the expenses of transportation by insuring repayment from reserve pay or pension; and what steps, if any, have been taken to carry out this proposal and to ascertain the views of the Colonies on the subject?


This recommendation of the Committee of 1905 on the Civil Employment of Ex-Soldiers and Sailors has been considered by the Board of Admiralty, but so far as it affects seamen pensioners they are of opinion that the adoption of the Committee's proposals at the present time would not be consistent with the interests of the naval service.