§ SIR WILLIAM CROSSMAN (Portsmouth)
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty, Whether it is the intention of the Admiralty to recommend that a special Gazette be issued for the purpose of promoting some officers of the non-combatant branch of the Navy, Surgeons, Paymasters, and Engineers, as the promotions in the Gazette issued on the occasion of Her Majesty's Jubilee were 210 confined exclusively to officers of the executive branch?
§ THE FIRST LORD (Lord GEORGE HAMILTON) (Middlesex, Ealing)
The promotions that appeared in the Gazette issued on the 21st of June were those that would, in the ordinary course, have been dated on the 1st July, and were not special or additional on account of the Queen's Jubilee. The promotions of executive officers are made half-yearly, and those of non-combatant officers as vacancies occur. There is no intention of giving exceptional promotion either to combatant or non-combatant officers on account of the Jubilee.