HC Deb 19 July 1915 vol 73 c1185

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he can see his way to form a naval reserve for men who have served as mechanics in the Royal Navy, so that these men may receive the same advantage as regards eligibility for the Greenwich age pension of 5d. a day as is now enjoyed by men of the Royal Naval Reserve?


At the present time men who are fit for the Naval Service are wanted to serve in the Navy and not to be put into a Reserve, and therefore I do not think that any useful purpose can be served by discussing now whether new reserve forces should be constituted.