§ 30. Major HORE-BELISHA
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he is prepared to consider the suggestion that all ratings discharged from the Royal Navy medically unfit for further service, for reasons beyond their own control, be given a pension at the basic rate in respect of the length of their service, particularly in view of the fact that their careers have been ruined and that their wage-earning capacity has been depreciated?
As the present scales and conditions of pension for disability were determined after very careful consideration, I regret that I am unable to adopt the hon. and gallant Member's suggestion.