83. Lieut.-Commander Hutchison
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty if he will make a statement on the prospects of the early release from service of those ratings who have completed time for pension but have been retained in the Royal Navy under the terms of the Royal Proclamation made on 28th July, 1950.62W
§ Mr. Callaghan
I regret that in present circumstances I cannot add to the reply given by my right hon. Friend the Minister of Defence to the hon. and gallant Member for Blackpool, North (Mr. Low) on 29th November.