HC Deb 17 July 1923 vol 166 cc2054-5
58. Mr. PIELOU

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether he is aware that 19 naval ratings called up by proclamation on the 2nd August, 1914, under the Naval Coast Volunteers Act (15th August), 1853, were eventually sent back to carry on as instructors at the Royal Naval Hospital School, Greenwich; that, despite Admiralty recommendations in their favour, these men have not been permitted to have their service between 2nd August, 1914, and the 1st January, 1918, counted towards pension, neither have they received during that period the pay authorised by Treasury Letter of 20th August, 1914; and whether he will undertake to accept the Admiralty's recommendation in this case and arrange for these men to be treated similarly to the Marine pensioners who were employed under exactly similar conditions?

The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the ADMIRALTY (Commander Eyres-Monsell)

I have been asked to reply. This matter was discussed in Committee of Supply on the 18th July, 1922, and I have nothing to add to the statement which my right hon. Friend the First Lord then made.