§ 35. Mr. PETO
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether officers of the Royal Naval Reserve, either permanent or temporary, against whom charges may be made in connection with the performance of their duties are, prior to their being dismissed from His Majesty's service and their commissions cancelled, entitled to an inquiry enabling them to defend themselves against such charges?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the ADMIRALTY (Dr. Macnamara)
No officer can be dismissed from His Majesty's service except by sentence of court-martial or disciplinary court. The reference is doubtless to cases in which officers temporarily employed by the Admiralty are discharged from the Service by Admiralty Order. In no case is any officer entitled to demand a court of inquiry.