HC Deb 06 December 1939 vol 355 c680W
Sir R. Keyes

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he will consider employing naval pensioners called up for war service who are over 48 years of age, in harbour ships and establishments of the Royal Navy when practicable?

Mr. Shakespeare

It is the intention of the Admiralty to relieve the older naval pensioners and reservists who are now at sea by younger men as soon as these become available.