§ Commander Noble
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty what scheme is contemplated to enable officers of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines to buy themselves out of the Service similar to that recently announced for petty officers.
Under existing regulations, officers who wish to leave the Royal Navy or Royal Marines may apply to resign their commission or to retire voluntarily according to the circumstances. 115W Such applications are considered on their merits and allowed at the discretion of the Admiralty. There is no intention of bringing in any scheme whereby officers may buy themselves out of the Service.