HC Deb 14 April 1920 vol 127 c1651
10. Viscount CURZON

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he is in a position to make any statement as to how it is proposed to deal with the reduction of the number of officers of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines?


My Noble and gallant Friend has, no doubt, seen the particulars of the scheme of retirement which have appeared in the Press, and instructions have also been issued to the Fleet. I am forwarding him a copy of the Fleet Order.

Viscount CURZON

Is it intended to retire any officers compulsorily, and, if so, how will they be informed of the intention of the Admiralty?


Perhaps my Noble Friend will kindly withhold his second fire for a day or two.