HC Deb 22 November 1939 vol 353 c1244W
Mr. Parker

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether naval officers placed on the retired list in peace-time are required by regulation to maintain their uniform kits?

Mr. Parker

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty what uniform allowance was authorised to be paid to retired officers who had been out of the service from three to five years when called up in September, 1938, and when called up this year, respectively?

Mr. Shakespeare

Retired officers are expected to exercise ordinary care in the preservation of their uniform, but with the lapse of time articles of uniform and even figures are liable to deteriorate, and consequently uniform allowances are paid. With regard to the hon. Member's question concerning the scales of allowances paid last year and this, I would refer him to the reply which I gave him on 4th October.

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