§ Mr. BROOKES
asked the Secretary to the Admiralty how many temporary officers in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve or in the Royal Marines have lost their lives or been incapacitated by reason of their service and who would, had they been in the Army in a corresponding position, have benefited by the authority to pay either to them or to their dependants the Regulation gratuity?
§ Dr. MACNAMARA
: The number of temporary officers referred to by my hon. Friend is 522, 424 of whom are dead and ninety-eight have been invalided. These figures do not include temporary officers of the Royal Naval Reserve, of whom 517 are dead and twenty-nine have been invalided. I think it well that this information should be given, although my hon. Friend does not ask for it specifically in his question.