§ 7. Mr. PETO
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he will consider the desirability of using his influence with the shipowners in order that those officers of the Royal Naval Reserve who are now in active naval service, more especially those who were called out on the outbreak of the War, will not lose seniority in the positions in the merchant service which they have perforce relinquished and that they will be reinstated in these positions on the conclusion of the War?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the ADMIRALTY (Dr. Macnamara)
We feel confident that the prospects of officers of the mercantile marine will not be allowed to suffer owing to their being on active service during war, and I do not anticipate that any representation to shipowners will be necessary.