§ MR. H. C. F. LUTTRELL (Devon, Tavistock)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he is in a position to give any information concerning the consideration of the grievances felt by the five conductors of the Ordnance Store Department, who were selected and transferred from Army to Naval Service on 9th February last?
§ THE FIRST LORD OF THE ADMIRALTY (Mr. GOSCHEN,) St. George's, Hanover Square
The case referred to by the hon. Member raises a question as to the scope of an Order in Council, with regard to rights and privileges reserved to these conductors on their transfer to the Naval service. They claim promotion in Army rank while in civil employment under the Admiralty. There is some difference of opinion as to how the Order in Council ought to be read. The matter is still under consideration.