HC Deb 09 April 1877 vol 233 c773

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty, Whether, in the proposed scheme for the promotion and retirement of Naval engineers, it is intended that the provision by which all confirmed time from twenty years of age is to be counted shall apply to all chief engineers, or only to those chief engineers who have completed eleven years' service in that rank?


Sir, I regret that indisposition prevents my right hon. Friend from being present to answer the Question of my hon. and learned Friend. I will, however, do so for him, and beg to say that this provision will only apply to those chief engineers who complete 11 years' service in that rank. The chief engineers who have completed the 11 years' service will, under the new regulations, be allowed to reckon from three to five years more time than formerly—that is, the time they served as second-class assistant engineers.