§ Mr. Sharp
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty what approximate percentage of ratings in Release Group 75 have not yet been released; why the demobilisation of P/KX667489 Stoker Mech. J. Hodges, H.M.S. "Resource," c/o F.M.O. Portsmouth, has not been effected; and what will be the date of his release.
§ Mr. W. Edwards
About 28 per cent. of the maximum number of ratings in Release Group 75 have not yet been released. I understand that Stoker Mechanic Hodges is in Release Group 76. He has been retained under the Military Necessity Clause but his relief joined H.M.S. "Resource" on 5th May and he will be dispersed within the next few days.