§ 15. Major ARCHER-SHEE
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he can see his way to alloying pensioned seamen and others below the warrant and subordinate ranks to commute part of their pension, a privilege which has been allowed to soldiers of similar standing for over twenty years, and to the warrant ranks in the Royal Navy for over forty 1747 years; and, if this privilege cannot be granted by administrative order, whether he will propose the necessary amendments to the regulations?
§ Dr. MACNAMARA
The question of the commutation of the pensions of seamen and Marines has been fully considered, but the introduction of any such system was found to be inadvisable.