HC Deb 22 July 1912 vol 41 c780

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether any regulations are in force, and, if so, what regulations, regarding the acceptance of directorships or other posts in warship building and armament manufacturing firms by officers leaving confidential positions in the naval service; whether such officers are permitted to enter into negotiations for such posts while still occupying such positions; whether such officers receive naval pensions while filling such posts; if so, what is the pension of Sir Charles Ottley, recently secretary of the Committee of Imperial Defence, now managing director of Messrs. Armstrong, Whitworth, and Company; and if he will furnish a list of naval officers of high rank who have joined warship building and armament manufacturing companies during the last ten years, showing their rank, what companies they have joined, and the amount of their pensions?


In reply to the first part of the question, there are no regulations. The reply to the second and third parts is in the affirmative. The reply to the fourth part is £500 a year retired pay. With regard to the last part of the question, the Admiralty has no official cognizance of the matters referred to.