HC Deb 20 June 1951 vol 489 cc508-9
36. Brigadier Clarke

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty what decision he has now reached regarding the payment of bounties or gratuities to ratings who extended their service immediately prior to 1st September, 1950.

Mr. Callaghan

I am afraid that there are serious difficulties in the way of reopening this question and that no decision has been reached.

Brigadier Clarke

Does not the Minister realise that his reply will cause great disappointment at Portsmouth and other naval ports?