§ ADMIRAL MAYNE (Pembroke and Haverfordwest)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Admiralty, whether it is the case that a Military Officer is appointed to be the "Senior Store Officer of Naval Guns;" and, if so, whether no Naval Officer could be found qualified to fill this post?
§ *LORD G. HAMILTON
Arrangements have been made for taking over with the Naval Ordnance Stores a portion of the officers of the Ordnance Store Department, and the Storekeeper General of Naval Ordnance Stores has been specially selected from that Department as being thoroughly conversant with the Naval Ordnance Store duties, and to avoid any break in the continuity of the Naval Ordnance Store administration. It was also an integral part of the transfer that a portion of the Ordnance Store officers should be taken over by the Admiralty in order that there should be no increase of cost by setting up a new Staff.