HC Deb 29 March 1909 vol 3 cc156-7W

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he can devise means whereby naval pensioners may have an equal chance with other branches of His Majesty's service of securing employment; and whether any steps can be taken to remove the bar which prevents pensioners under 50 being employed by the Government Departments?


Correspondence has taken place with the War Office with the object of arriving at some final agreement for the purpose of inducing other Government offices to employ a proportion of Army and Navy reservists, but that Department has up to the present been unable to give any definite reply. Other steps for extending the area of employment are receiving consideration.