§ Mr. Liddall
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether, now that many R.N.V.R. officers have reached a high degree of efficiency, he will consider giving R.N.R. officers the opportunity of returning to their own service, which is badly in need of qualified officers.
§ Captain Pilkington
At the present stage of the war, the Navy cannot in412W general spare the invaluable services of these experienced officers. Special cases, however, may be considered by the Admiralty and the other interested Departments.