§ 92. Mr. CAIRNS
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty if he is aware that, since Seaman A. B. Waterston, No. 33225, serving on His Majesty's torpedo-boat destroyer "Trident," joined up, his father has died and his mother is a widow with four young children to look after; and, as this is a case of commission, will he grant this man's release from the Navy?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the ADMIRALTY (Dr Macnamara)
In order to allow of the demobilisation of all men who joined for hostilities only, it has been necessary to restrict discharge of long-service men to really urgent compassionate cases. This man's commanding officer is being directed to inquire into the circumstances and report whether he recommends release.