§ 21. Mr. Loftus
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he will consider abolishing the maximum age limit of 45 included in the Admiralty appeal for fishermen to volunteer for mine-sweeping, naval patrol work, etc., in view of the fact that many fishermen above 45 years of age are thoroughly fit and anxious to volunteer?
§ The Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty (Mr. Shakespeare)
Personnel in sea-going fishing vessels are accepted up to the age of 55 for any branch of the Royal Naval Patrol Service for the period of the war. When, however, a volunteer is particularly suitable, he may be accepted up to the age of 60.