§ COLONEL J. M. DENNY (Kilmarnock Burgh)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Admiralty how many engine-room artificers have been promoted to the rank of Warrant Officer?
§ THE FIRST LORD OF THE ADMIRALTY
An examination has been held, at which 20 engine-room artificers have qualified for the Warrant rank of artificer engineer. When the necessary inquiries as to their character and recommendations have been made, a certain number of these will be selected for promotion. It is proposed to promote engine-room artificers by degrees, until the number fixed by Order in Council (50) has been reached.