§ Major Procter
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty which persons who have served as officers in the Royal Navy are at present regarded as under liability to be called out for service and which come within the scope of His Majesty's Reserve and Auxiliary Forces for the purposes of the Reserve and Auxiliary Forces Bill and whether these 498W include all officers on the retired and emergency lists or only officers on that list below a certain age?
§ Mr. Shakespeare
All officers, irrespective of age, belonging to the Naval Reserves and to the Retired and Emergency Lists of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines come within the scope of the Reserve and Auxiliary Forces Bill. The Bill does not increase the classes of officer liable for service in emergency. Under existing conditions the working rule is adopted of making the first selection for service from those under the age of 60. It is the intention to apply this rule also to any officers who may be called out for service under the machinery proposed in the Bill now before Parliament.