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Discharge By Purchase

Volume 531: debated on Wednesday 27 October 1954

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asked the First Lord of the Admiralty how many naval officers and ratings have been allowed to retire or buy their discharge; and how this figure compares with the applications received, between February, 1954, and 1st October, 1954.

One thousand and sixteen applications have been received from ratings of which 830 have been approved. One hundred and seven have been received from officers; of these, 70 have been approved.

May I thank my hon. Friend for those figures? I think there has been a great improvement, and many officers and ratings will be very pleased.