§ MR. HANBURY (Preston)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Admiralty what proportion of the engineering staff now at the Admiralty have had any considerable sea-going experience; and, how many have had three years' service 537 in a ship of war at sea on any Foregin station?
§ * LORD G. HAMILTON
The engineering staff of the Admiralty consists of 13 members. Of these, four are civilians, the remaining nine are naval officers. Of these, three have served over three years in a ship of war on foreign stations; three have considerable service, ranging from 2½ to 4½ years of sea service; the remaining three have only short experience. The whole of this staff are constantly attending the steam trials of Her Majesty's ships.