HC Deb 06 March 1918 vol 103 c1948

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he is aware that if a man becomes an officer in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve or obtains a temporary commission in the Royal Marines and meets his death on the battlefield, his relatives receive no gratuity as in the case of the relatives of officers who enter the Army from the Territorials or after a course of cadet training; and whether he will consider the advisability of placing the two forces on the same footing in this respect?


I explained to my hon. Friend in the course of the Debate last night how this matter stood. The question is at present under discussion between the Admiralty and the Treasury.