§ 72. Mr. Willis
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty whether naval pensioners recalled for service in an emergency will be employed in the rank held at time of discharge to pension or release from previous mobilised service as pensioners.
Naval pensioners are liable to serve in any capacity or rating which the Admiralty requires. Chief180W petty officer rating will be given initially only to those who held it on a permanent basis at the time of their release, but otherwise pensioners recalled in any future emergency will, as a general rule, be employed in a rank or rating not inferior to that which they last held.
§ 73. Mr. Willis
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty whether it is intended in future, that naval pensioners over 55 years of age shall be liable to recall in an emergency.
The legal liability of naval pensioners for recall to service is not confined to those under 55, but it is the practice not to recall men over that age. There is no intention of changing this practice.