§ SIR EDWARD GROGAN
said, some time ago a memorial was presented to the First Lord of the Admiralty with regard to the position of the Medical Officers in the Navy. The right hon. Baronet (Sir J. Pakington) had promised on several occasions to state what were his intentions in the matter, and as Parliament is on the eve of dissolution, he wished to learn from the right hon. Gentleman whether he will grant the prayer of the Memorialists, and, if so, when their wishes are likely to be carried into effect.
§ SIR JOHN PAKINGTON
said that the question raised by the Memorial had been determined in favour of the Medical Officers, and it now only remained to obtain the consent of the Treasury. He was in hopes that in the Council to be held on Saturday nest that arrangements would be finally concluded for placing the Medical Officers of the Navy in a position of equality with those of the Army. It was, however, possible that an Order in Council might not be made then, but in the event of its not being so made, it would undoubtedly be issued at the next general Council, whenever that should take place.