I regret that it is not possible to vest in commanding officers the power to release men permanently from the Royal Navy. Commanding officers already have authority to grant compassionate leave.
§ Mr. Mallalieu
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether instructor officers in the Royal Navy are to be demobilised with their age and service groups or under some special scheme.
§ Mr. Callaghan
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty what is the future programme of releases for R.N.V.R. and R.N.R. officers under the demobilisation scheme.
The answer to this Question can most conveniently be given in tabular form:
Branch. Group. Target date for dispersal. Executive, Naval Air 12–18 10th November Arm, Special Branch, R.N.V.R. and Electrical Branch, R.N.V.R. 19–22 31st December Engineers 10 31st December Supply 16 31st December Cypher 25 31st December Medical 20 31st December Dental 22 31st December Chaplains 18 31st December This programme is liable to alteration.