§ Mr. BROOKES
asked the Secretary to the Admiralty whether the Admiralty is still allowing all retired officers not recalled to active service to commute their pensions; whether wounds pensions in the Navy of active and retired officers at any age are still commutable at any time; and whether these officers are now serving or not?
§ Or. MACNAMARA
Retired officers, provided they are not likely to be recalled for active service afloat, are allowed to commute their pensions, subject to the restrictions imposed by existing rules, and pensions for wounds may, under the Regulations, be commuted at any time. As regards the last part of the question, of the officers who have commuted their wounds pensions, some are now serving as active service officers and some as retired officers.