HC Deb 02 July 1930 vol 240 cc1941-2
14. Mr. T. LEWIS

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty how many ex-officers, naval and marine, are employed in Government Departments of the Admiralty; how these appointments are made; if the candidates are selected by a board; and what are the terms of service?

The CIVIL LORD of the ADMIRALTY (Mr. G. H. Hall)

Excluding officers employed in what can be regarded as essentially naval services, e.g., the recruiting service, Royal Marine police, etc., some 80 retired naval and marine officers are employed in various departments of the Admiralty at headquarters and the out-ports. These comprise officers in the Naval Ordnance Inspection, Research and Design Branch, the regulation for recruitment to which are now under revision, and officers in His Majesty's dockyards, factories, Admiralty headquarter establishments, etc. Appointments are made by the Board and selections are made with a view to making the best use of the services of suitable officers who may be available when vacancies arise. The terms of service vary according to the appointment held.

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