HC Deb 29 April 1953 vol 514 c108W
Mr. Kenyon

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty why officers who were on the retired list and have been recalled into the service are not being given the promotion to which they are entitled according to A.R.T. 325.

Mr. J. P. L. Thomas

The Regulation quoted by the hon. Member was adopted to enable the Admiralty, at their discretion and in respect of promotions dependent on service, to treat officers re-employed from the retired and emergency lists under the same rules as those which govern officers whose service on the active list has been continuous. It does not convey entitlement to promotion to any group of re-employed officers without regard to the circumstances of their case.

If the hon. Member has branch list officers particularly in mind, he will like to know that earlier this month rules were issued to govern their promotion under the Regulation quoted.