HC Deb 13 March 1922 vol 151 cc1792-3W

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty if a decision has yet been arrived at concerning the opening of Class A of the Royal Fleet Reserve to all branches?


In the present financial situation the Admiralty do not consider justifiable the expense which would be involved in opening the Royal Fleet Reserve to any branches not already eligible for enrolment. Further, as pointed out to the hon. Member in answer to his questions of the 9th May, 26th May and 9th June last, there would be no justification for enrolling in Class A pensioners who have opportunities in civil life of maintaining their professional efficiency in the branches to which they belong.