48. Mr. VYVYAN ADAMS
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he will take the necessary action to delete that portion of the King's Regulations which reserves to the Admiralty the right to call on long-service pensioners to serve though they have completed their contracts of service and have not chosen to be enrolled as members of the reserve, thus restoring them to full civilian status?
The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the ADMIRALTY (Lord Stanley)
The liability of pensioners to service in emergency is statutory, and it is not proposed to ask Parliament to abrogate it.