HC Deb 08 November 1950 vol 480 c913
4. Surgeon Lieut-Commander Bennett

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty what improvements are proposed in the rates of naval pensions.

Mr. Callaghan

This matter is under consideration.

Surgeon Lieut.-Commander Bennett

Is it not a fact that, although the improved rates of pay have led to improved recruiting for the Navy, the skilled artificers, when they get to reasonable rank, are unwilling to stay on but would rather retire, not because of the pay, but because of the insufficient pension?