HC Deb 13 March 1912 vol 35 cc1232-3W

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty, whether he will consider the advisability of revising the paragraph concerning purchase of discharge in the official pamphlet, entitled "How to join the Royal Navy," which may in its present form be misleading, having regard to the fact that permission to purchase discharge is refused on the plea that an able seaman has received 2½ years man's services?


The pamphlet, "How to join the Royal Navy," states:—"Purchase of discharge before the expiration of engagement is permitted under certain conditions in individual cases where it can be shown that there are good reasons for the application." This statement does not seem to me to be misleading; but to remove any possibility of doubt it is proposed to add in the next reprint, after the word "permitted," the words "subject to the requirements of the Service."