§ SIR JOHN PAKINGTON
said, he wished to ask the Secretary to the Ad- 568 miralty, Whether the question of retaining in the Royal Navy the rank of Master was not referred by the Board of Admiralty to a Committee; and, if so, whether he will lay upon the table a Copy of the Report of that Committee and the evidence they received?
§ LORD CLARENCE PAGET
said, in reply, that a Committee had been appointed to consider the question, and they reported the evidence which came before them. The volumes, however, were too bulky to be produced in the ordinary way. He, however, proposed to lay a few copies on the table of the Library. If the right hon. Baronet should move that the evidence be printed and laid upon the table of the House he should have no objection.