HC Deb 05 May 1898 vol 57 cc406-7
MR. J. HERBERT LEWIS (Flint Boroughs)

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty whether, although the Admiralty Instructions contemplate the promotion of petty and warrant officers to Lieutenancies for gallant and meritorious services, only two men have been so promoted during the last 70 years; and whether it is desirable that meritorious service should be more fully recognised, and better opportunities given to non-commissioned officers and men in the Royal Navy to rise in their profession?

THE FIRST LORD OF THE ADMIRALTY (Mr. G. J. GOSCHEN,) St. George's, Hanover Square

The noble Lord, the Member for York, asked me a Question on the subject some little time ago, and I fear I cannot add to what I said to him in reply.