§ Captain Kerby
asked the Secretary of State for Defence how many resignations by naval officers under all commission headings have been accepted so far during the current financial year, apart from those whose appointments have been terminated on medical or disciplinary grounds; how this figure compares with those for 1964–65 and 1963–64; and how many requests to resign are at present under consideration.
§ Mr. J. P. W. Mallalieu
Total resignations by naval officers during the full financial year 1965–66 are expected to number 170. Comparable figures for 1964–65 and 1963–64 (full year in each case) were 163 and 141 respectively. At the present time 240 applications for release by officers are being considered, some of them will not leave the Navy until 1968–69.